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Ludovico Einaudi Performs ‘Elegy for the Arctic’ Next to a Melting Glacier


The Italian pianist makes sublime plea for the environment performing next to a glacier in the Arctic in a video produced by Greenpeace.

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Konrad Smoleński – “Everything was forever, until it was no more” sculptural instrument

Konrad Smoleński is an artist working in different fields, often collaborating with other artists and musicians. He works and lives in Warschau and Bern. His works are often big and sculptural, connected to sound or video. Continue reading →

Susan Philipsz an her sound installations

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Andrew Travers

Susan Mary Philipsz OBE (born 1965) is a Scottish artist who won the 2010 Turner Prize. Continue reading →

160 Light Tubes Create a Giant A/V Experience

tetro+adesignboom01looking into the depths of ‘160’

Celebrating 50 years of independence, the second annual river nights festival — located in three quays along the singapore river — was dedicated to the continuation of franco-singaporean diplomacy. in honor of the special occasion, the event selected various french artists to realize works. at the behest of the asian civilisations museum, arts and culture production studio tetro+a was invited to participate, whom produced and presented a multi-sensory installation by pierre et joël rodière of trafik. Continue reading →

Four Tet

Four Tet (2011)

Kieran Hebden (born 1978), best known by the stage name Four Tet, is an English post-rock and electronic musician. Hebden first came to prominence as a member of the band Fridge before establishing himself as a solo artist. Continue reading →


By Gerardo Lazzari (Uakti) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Uakti (WAHK-chee) was a Brazilian instrumental musical group that was composed of Marco Antônio Guimarães, Artur Andrés Ribeiro, Paulo Sérgio Santos, and Décio Ramos. Uakti was known for using custom-made instruments, built by the group itself. Continue reading →

Bruno Zamborlin


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A technologist, researcher, designer and musician, Bruno Zamborlin is a pioneer in the growing field of music technology. Continue reading →

Robert Moog

1st commercial Moog synthesizer (1964, commissioned by the Alwin Nikolai Dance Theater of NY) @ Stearns Collection (Stearns 2035), University of Michigan
By Chad (Moog.) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Robert Arthur “Bob” Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Continue reading →

Understanding Granular Synthesis


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George P. Macklin

Granular synthesis is a basic sound synthesis method that operates on the microsound time scale.

It is based on the same principle as sampling. However, the samples are not played back conventionally, but are instead split into small pieces of around 1 to 50 ms. These small pieces are called grains. Multiple grains may be layered on top of each other, and may play at different speeds, phases, volume, and frequency, among other parameters. Continue reading →



We searched NYC for a variety of subway musicians to unite for a live experiment.

We stationed them at 9 different subway stops with wifi and had them simultaneously connect to composer Ljova. He led them in a performance of “Signal Strength,” an original piece he wrote for them. Continue reading →