My Conversation with AfroDJMac on The Music Production Podcast #99

I had a great conversation with Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac) for episode #99 of his Music Production Podcast. You can listen on iTunes or Stitcher or Google Play  or on YouTube (which also includes video footage). There are lots of detailed show notes and links from the conversation on the episode landing page Mark and... Continue Reading →

Good Read: Ableton Interview “Jon Hassell: Possible Musics”

Ableton just released a fantastic interview with New York trumpeter and composer Jon Hassell. The interview covers among other things his studies with Stockhausen, his coining of the term "Fourth World",  his early work with Fairlight CMI, work with Bob Moog on a sound sculpture, with lots of inspiring information on his practice and art.... Continue Reading →

#TBT Interview with Composer Reinhold Heil on His Work on The Helix TV Series on SyFy

I'm enjoying watching season 1 of the SyFy series Helix on Netflix for a second time. Back in 2014 I interviewed the show's composer Reinhold Heil on his amazing score for the show. I thought it would be fun to post a link to the interview here as a "throw back Thursday". Since I interviewed... Continue Reading →

Elektron’s Fascinating Interview with Father of FM Synthesis John Chowning + Digitone Overview

Elektron's Fascinating Interview with Father of FM Synthesis John Chowning Elektron just posted a long, deep, and fascinating interview with John Chowning who originally discovered FM Synthesis.  The interview covers a lot of ground including his thoughts on: Explaining FM synthesis to a child The history of his work at Standford and how they helped... Continue Reading →

Robert Henke – Interview + New Monolake Album “VLSI” + Video DEEP WEB Audiovisual Laser Installation and Performance

Interview Check out this great interview with Robert Henke (aka Monolake, and founder of Ableton) on the Art + Music + Technology Podcast http://artmusictech.libsyn.com/podcast-146-robert-henke. What can be said about Robert Henke that hasn't already been said a thousand times? A tireless inventor, music producer, visual artist and programmer, Robert has been at the front of... Continue Reading →

The Tables Are Turned. My Interview on Sound Design Live Podcast “Turning Technology Into Performance”

I was recently interviewed by Berkeley, CA Sound Designer Nathan Lively on his podcast Sound Design Live which has over 10,000 followers! This was a nice turn as I’m normally the one doing the interviewing :^). You can read the original post “Turning Technology Into Performance” here, listen to the full 26 minute interview using... Continue Reading →

January 2008 Wired Magazine: David Byrne’s Survival Strategies for Emerging Artists — and Megastars

The January 2008 edition of Wired Magazine has some articles you might find of interest. First is an article called The "The Fall and Rise of Music" by David Byrne of Talking Head fame. He's been in business a long time and offers some interesting  insight into the evolution of the music industry and new... Continue Reading →

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