Artist to Watch: Eastburn

Clint Eastburn has kept very busy lately producing catchy, electro-pop goodness—as he says—"in an attic off South Street" in Philly. Recording simply as Eastburn, the songwriter/musician/producer released a five-song EP called Good Morning on his Bandcamp and Soundcloud profiles in 2012. He has received positive buzz from Philadelphia Weekly's "On the Record" column and PW's Make … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Eastburn

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Masters of MIDI: Jean Michel Jarre

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the fifth and … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Jean Michel Jarre

Masters of MIDI: Herbie Hancock

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the fourth installment … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Herbie Hancock

Masters of MIDI: Laurie Anderson

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the third installment … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Laurie Anderson

Masters of MIDI: Depeche Mode

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the second of … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Depeche Mode

Masters of MIDI: Howard Jones

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the first in … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Howard Jones

Coming next week…MIDI at 30: A retrospective of the ‘Masters of MIDI’

As the BBC recently pointed out, this December marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Sequential Circuits' Prophet 600 synthesizer, the first to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability. As an aspiring electronic musician who purchased an Ensoniq ESQ-1 synthesizer, an Ensoniq Mirage DSK-1 sampling keyboard, a Roland U-20 synthesizer, an Alesis HR-16 … Continue reading Coming next week…MIDI at 30: A retrospective of the ‘Masters of MIDI’

Matt Duke launches Kickstarter campaign for new album

One of my favorite up-and-coming singer-songwriters these days is South Jersey's own Matt Duke. Well, Matt has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his new full-length CD, which he will be recording without the support of a record label. All those who contribute to the cause will get access to an exclusive … Continue reading Matt Duke launches Kickstarter campaign for new album

Revisiting my old podcast, Technology and the Arts…

My friend John LeMasney and I have resurrected our old Technology and the Arts podcast (the original series ran from December 2006 to December 2008) as a Google+ Hangout that was broadcast live (please excuse the technical glitches at the start) and then archived on YouTube. The first of these video conversations is below. We'll … Continue reading Revisiting my old podcast, Technology and the Arts…

Tandem With The Random 019 – 07.24.2012

Tandem With The Random 019 - 07.24.2012 Tandem With The Random podcast No. 19 (7/24/2012) features an interview with Aric McKeown of the Mustache Rangers, a Minneapolis-based improv comedy duo/podcast. Various, additional random thoughts on the Aurora, Colo., theater tragedy, becoming a father for the first time and an update on the now-canceled Celebrating Audio … Continue reading Tandem With The Random 019 – 07.24.2012