Here is the latest clip from the upcoming I Dream of Wires documentary. The documentary that will explore the modular synthesizer.
Looks like the interview was recorded by Jason Amm with the aid of some alcoholic beverages. Good times!
The video features a performance by Jeremy Greenspan, Christie Sealey, and Jessica Lanza. Two of the musicians are tweaking away and patching modules on 2 separate modular synthesizers and one of the musicians is playing monophonic lines on 2 Roland SH-101 synthesizers.
The notion of Bach performed on synthesizers is not a new concept. That distinction goes to legendary composer, Wendy Carlos (Hooked On Bach). Remember that she used her Moog Modular to show us that classical music could be done on synthesizers. Perhaps she set the way forward by highlighting just how far we could all go with the synthesizer.
Still, this more raw approach on this performance is quite appealing and I’m glad the makers of I Dream of Wires have decided to share it with us. Enjoy!
Greenspan / Sealey / Lanza — J.S. Bach Two Part Inventions, For Modular Synthesizers
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