Tag: electronic music

UNEARTHING THE MUSIC: Sound and Creative Experimentation in Non-democratic Europe

Flao YG

Milan Guštar (11 August 1963 in Kolín, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is an organologist, composer, computer programmer, and designer of electronic, electroacoustic, multimedia, and interactive systems. Guštar’s interest in music is both practical and theoretical. He focuses on interdisciplinary research bordering between science, technology and the arts: primarily mathematical principles in music, electronics, electroacoustics, information …

STEIN im BRETT – “Vater ALFONS erzählt” (klangFarBe)

Frank Bretschneider is a Berlin-based musician, composer and video artist, known for his “precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach” (Resident Advisor). While best known for being one of the founders of Raster-Noton, one of today’s best regarded experimental electronic music labels, Bretschneider was also the founder of the now extinct klangFarBe label, …

Viestarts Gailītis: Latvian Experimental Music from the second half of the 1990s until 2011 (Sound Exchange)

Sound Exchange was a project by DOCK e.V. and the Goethe-Institut which sought to shed light on experimental music making in Central and Eastern Europe from 1950 to 2010. Alongside the organization of events connected to music festivals in seven different countries, between 2011 and 2012, the project produced a rich anthology of texts and …

Russian Electronic Music: People and Instruments

In this brand new text, our team member Alexei Borisov comprehensively recalls his upbringing in Moscow, heavily informed by the visits in the early 1970’s to the computation centre at the Moscow University, where his father worked. He talks about a rich and developing electronic music scene in the 1980’s and his ongoing project Notchnoi …