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Tyondai Braxton review – Oval Space, Tues 20th May

My first visit to The Oval Space in Hackney, and the first thing you see are the massive gasometers that are adjacent, setting the scene for a slightly otherworldly evening. I’ve never seen gasometers this close up and they are impressively … Continue reading

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Note permutations

The equivalent of a writer staring at a blank page, wondering how to fill it, is a composer staring at 88 black and white notes.* The composer is wondering how to arrange them into a pleasing sequence when so many … Continue reading

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The future of synthesizers

I have seen the future of Synthesizers on this year’s Eurovision! And it’s round! Very round. And also, um, round. Basically round.  Musically, of course, the songs were generally awful, though less novelty than usual. (which is a shame, bad … Continue reading

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The price of (high tech music making) obsession

All the musical kit I’ve ever owned (more or less), in rough order of acquirement. The vast majority I don’t have any more – selling stuff on, etc, but I don’t dare think about how much I’ve spent over the … Continue reading

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Lazy TV composers: Bowed Oil Can

Far be it from me to rant about stuff, but can I just make a little plea to the world’s TV and film composers to please stop using ‘Bowed Oil Can’ from the 1998 Spectrasonics Distorted Reality sample CD? I … Continue reading

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