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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Harry Partch


is he an electronic musician Question I doubt it Exclamation
at least the Harry Partch I know.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

My mistake, I should have researched him before my choosing.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Joe Zawinul
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
mtvic wrote:

Harry Partch


is he an electronic musician Question I doubt it Exclamation
at least the Harry Partch I know.


While Harry Partch was not an electronic musician, he was most certainly and electro-musician. He inspires us to build our own instruments and to explore alternative tunings.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:

While Harry Partch was not an electronic musician, he was most certainly and electro-musician. He inspires us to build our own instruments and to explore alternative tunings.


if Harry Partch is an electro-musician, I suggest another one: Ivor Darreg Exclamation

Wikipedia wrote:
In the forties, Ivor built an Amplified Cello, Amplified Clavichord, and Electric Organ, the Electric Keyboard Oboe and the Electric Keyboard Drum. The Amplified Clavichord and Electric Organ no longer exist, but the Electric Keyboard Oboe - like the organ, based on blocking oscillator circuits and capable of microtonality -, the Electric Keyboard Drum, which uses buzzer-like relays, and the Amplified Cello are still working.


Most of his writings can be found here.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Good one, Carlo. I read a few of his papers, some written before I was born, and this guy had a good view of the future.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
if Harry Partch is an electro-musician, I suggest another one: Ivor Darreg Exclamation

Most of his writings can be found here.

I read a few of those articles. They were very interesting. I have book marked the site for later reading. Thanks for the link.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

1. Eno (of course!)
2. William Bennett (Whitehouse and now Cut Hands)
3. Maurizio Bianchi, genius synth guy from Milan Italy. Check him out...
4. Alan Ravenstine (Pere Ubu)
5. I may as well say this, but Pete Townsend has to be mentioned, because he was the first person (before Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk) who's work with synthesizers caught my attention really...
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mosc wrote:
Wendy is certainly very talented, but I never got into her music. Probably my limitation, not her's though. Switched On Bach was quite an achievement, but the music was after all J. S. Bach's.


Her best work was the Clockwork Orange soundtrack.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
Hmm.. another go at the top 5 list.. nah..

but the most influential german keyboardist of the 70s should of course be mentioned.. Irmin Schimdt !

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His recent work with Kumo is top notch.

Some info: http://www.spoonrecords.com/irmin.html


Yeah his best moment is on "Oh Yeah" where he does that beautiful spiral-staircase thing with the organ.
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DrJustice wrote:
Skinny Puppy.

Right. That's that done then.

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I've always been most envious of Cevin Key's synth collection. I can't think of anyone with one THAT huge...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

pertho711ljp wrote:
5. I may as well say this, but Pete Townsend has to be mentioned, because he was the first person (before Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk) who's work with synthesizers caught my attention really...

If you haven't seen this article (and the larger one that's linked in there), you might enjoy it. https://encyclotronic.com/articles/articles/who-arp-you-pete-townshends-rock-n-roll-electronica-r25/
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Excellent, Thanks...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

pertho711ljp wrote:
mosc wrote:
Wendy is certainly very talented, but I never got into her music. Probably my limitation, not her's though. Switched On Bach was quite an achievement, but the music was after all J. S. Bach's.


Her best work was the Clockwork Orange soundtrack.


I agree about Clockwork Orange -- particularly "Timesteps".

As far as the "classical music played on a synth" genre, I think "Everything You wanted to hear on the Moog (but was afraid to ask)" kind of takes the cake. I feel that that album is kind of the "final word" on the genre.

Incidentally, I started out playing Bach Transcriptions on synthesizer but it seemed, after a while, to be tiring and limiting.

I would add Morton Subotnick to the list of electronic music luminaries. Particularly "Silver Apples of the Moon" and "The Wild Bull".

Also, I liked Dick Hyman's "Minotaur".

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