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Marvin Lin on the Proliferation of Electrical Currents

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tune into Q2 Music 3pm Wednesday. Marvin Lin is the editor-in-chief of the webzine Tiny Mix Tapes. His Mixtape tours the history of electronic music, from Duchamp to Matmos.

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Matthew Dear On 'Beams,' Country Living, And Brian Eno

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The electronic musician and producer Matthew Dear has tried on a few different sonic identities over the years -- and as a result he's been called an illusionist, and a musical chameleon. But his latest album Beams is his most personal yet. Dear plays a dark and entrancing set with his band.

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Gig Alert: A Tribe Called Red

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Native American DJ-producer trio A Tribe Called Red makes its New York debut at S.O.B.'s on Thursday night. Download the Ottawa crew's tune "General Generations."

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Gig Alert: Laurel Halo

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Brooklyn electronic musician Laurel Halo performs at Webster Hall on Tuesday night. Download her new remix, "This Is What I Meant."

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Gig Alert: Zammuto

Monday, April 30, 2012

Experimental electronic-rock outfit Zammuto performs with Lymbyc Systym at Glasslands Gallery on Monday night. Download the quartet's song "Shape of Things to Come."

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Gig Alert: Oneohtrix Point Never

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Experimental electronic music act Oneohtrix Point Never performs at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on Thursday night. Download his dreamlike song "Power Of Persuasion."

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Gig Alert: Spoek Mathambo

Thursday, March 22, 2012

South African musician Spoek Mathambo performs at S.O.B.'s Thursday night. Download his retro-soul single "Let Them Talk."

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Gig Alert: Buraka Som Sistema

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Portuguese electronic dance outfit Buraka Som Sistema performs at Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday night. Download the group's infectious single "Burakaton" here. 

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Gig Alert: Daniel Wohl

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl performs with Laurel Halo at Glasslands Gallery on Tuesday night. Download his piece "323 (A Laurel Halo edit)" here. 

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New Sounds

Electronic Music, All Sorts

Saturday, October 01, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll dip into the many flavors of electronic music.  Hear some glitch electronica from Taylor Deupree + Stephan Mathieu along with some classic electronic minimalism from Cluster.  Also, listen to an electronic re-creation of an opera by 12th century composer Hildegard von Bingen, electronic “turntablist guitar” from Andre La Fosse, and more.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Edward Tatnall Canby: Reviewer, Critic, Audiophile, Conductor, Teacher & Host

Friday, June 17, 2011

WNYC music critic, reviewer, audiophile and host Edward Tatnall Canby (1912-1998) began his nearly 25-year stint at WNYC in 1947. His show, The New Recordings, was described that first year as "a program of wide-ranging comment on music in general and the new records in particular." It was based on his weekly column in The Saturday Review. The name of the program was changed and is probably best recalled as Recordings,  E.T.C.

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New Sounds

Electronic Music, All Sorts

Friday, October 15, 2010

For this New Sounds, we'll dip into the many flavors of electronic music.  Hear some glitch electronica from Taylor Deupree + Stephan Mathieu along with some classic electronic minimalism from Cluster.  Also, listen to an electronic re-creation of an opera by 12th century composer Hildegard von Bingen, electronic “turntablist guitar” from Andre La Fosse, and more.

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No Cover: Michael Rother and Friends Play the Music Of Neu!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

German experimental musician and composer Michael Rother recruited Steve Shelley, of Sonic Youth, and Aaron Mullan, of Tall Firs, to form Hallogallo 2010, a group which is playing Neu!'s electronic rock music live for the first time in 35 years. Rother and friends recently performed at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival.

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Features

Fashion Mashups at Retail DJ

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

What does it sound like when an outfit comes together? 

With her site RetailDJ, Wendi Muse lays out a soundtrack to the most mundane of rituals, commanding readers to "get dressed to this."

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Studio 360

Theremin

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Electronic-instrument inventor Leon Theremin turns out to be a Russian spy. 

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Composer Tod Machover on Digital Art

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Kurt Andersen and composer and MIT Media Lab scientist Tod Machover talk about the convergence between art and digital technology.

Machover is a composer and Professor of Music & Media at MIT's Media Laboratory. His music uses highly eclectic combinations of electronic and acoustic sound, and his compositions have been performed around the ...

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Glitch Music

Saturday, March 23, 2002

Producer Steve Nelson looks at electronic music taken to the extreme: it uses only computer-generated beeps and hums.

(Originally aired: June 9, 2001)

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Composer Tod Machover on Digital Art

Saturday, June 09, 2001

Kurt Andersen and composer and MIT Media Lab scientist Tod Machover talk about the convergence between art and digital technology.

Machover is a composer and Professor of Music & Media at MIT's Media Laboratory. His music uses highly eclectic combinations of electronic and acoustic sound, and his compositions have been performed around the ...

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