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09 MARCH 2016

Swedish TV Documentary: New Order 'The Story Of Blue Monday'

"I år är det 30 år sen New Order släppte Blue Monday. I Hitlåtens historia berättas det om hur New Order reste sig ur en personlig tragedi och med Blue Monday tog ett slutgiltigt kliv från rock till dansmusik. Låten är en modern klassiker men också en stilstudie i bandbråk, klantigheter och hur man kan slå försäljningsrekord och samtidigt gå med förlust

Många låtar vill kallas klassiker och banbrytande. Få förtjänar det på riktigt. Men New Orders Blue Monday klarar alla testen. Den lät som ljudet av framtiden när den släpptes. Och 30 år senare har den fortfarande inte passerat bäst-före-datum.

Blue Monday är också ljudet av ett band som hittar sig själva. Tre år tidigare spelade medlemmarna i New Order i Joy Division. Men när sångaren Ian Curtis tog livet av sig 1980 fick Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook och Stephen Morris starta om. Det skulle till ett publikupplopp för att få dom att hitta sin egen identitet.

Med Blue Monday byggde inte bara New Order helt nya instrument. De byggde en bro mellan rocken och dansmusiken. Men om New Order gjorde alla rätt i studion, gick desto mer fel utanför. Blue Monday har ett av musikhistoriens mest mytomspunna omslag. Bland annat för att det sägs ha varit så dyrt att tillverka att skivan gick med förlust.

Och sen många år tillbaka är New Order ett splittrat band efter ett infekterat bråk. Men i Hitlåtens historia pratar samtliga medlemmar om Blue Monday, en av musikvärldens piggaste 30-åringar.

Måndag 16 december 22.15 i SVT2 och SVT Play"

(SVT.se)

[2013 Sveriges Television (Swedish television) documentary about the seminal New Order single 'Blue Monday'.]

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12 inch cover • 12 inch vinyl LP1980s2013Bernard Sumner • Blue Monday • dance music • Donna Summer • drum machineelectronic musicfloppy disk • Gillian Gilbert • Joy DivisionManchesterMichael Jacksonmusic • musical influences • New OrdernightclubPeter HookPeter Savilleseminal worksStephen Morris • Sveriges Television • Swedish television • television documentary • The Hacienda • Tony Wilsontv documentary

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Simon Perkins
03 JULY 2015

SuperCollider: real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition

"The language interpreter runs in a cross platform IDE (OS X/Linux/Windows) and communicates via Open Sound Control with one or more synthesis servers. The SuperCollider synthesis server runs in a separate process or even on a separate machine so it is ideal for realtime networked music.

SuperCollider was developed by James McCartney and originally released in 1996. He released it under the terms of the GNU General Public License in 2002 when he joined the Apple Core Audio team. It is now maintained and developed by an active and enthusiastic community. It is used by musicians, scientists, and artists working with sound."

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1996 • acoustic research • algorithmic composition • algorithmic music • Apple Core Audio • authoring environmentcomputational designdevelopment environment • Devi Skanadze • electronic musicexperimental music • generative audio • generative musicGNU General Public LicenseIDE • interactive programming • James McCartney • language interpreter • LinuxOpen Sound ControlOSXprogramming environmentprogramming language • real-time audio synthesis • real-time generative music • real-time interaction • realtime networked music • rule-based worksonic arts • SuperCollider • synthesis server • Windows OS

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Simon Perkins
25 JANUARY 2015

Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream changes his cosmic address

"One of the most influential figures in German rock music, Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, has died. Froese, who was 70, suffered a pulmonary embolism and died in Vienna on Tuesday."

(The Guardian, 23 January 2014)

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19671970s • ambient music • atmospheric music • audio collagebandCan (band)cast a long shadow • cosmic address • early electronica • Edgar Froese • electrified music • electronic dance music • electronic musicelectronic musicianelectronicaexperimental electronic musicFaust (band) • free-flowing improvisations • German rock musicground-breaking work • Harmonia • influential creatorsinfluential musicianJohn PeelKrautrockminimalist electronica • modern music • motorik • music history • Neu! • pioneers of electronica • progressive rock • psychedelic atmosphere • psychedelic music • pulmonary embolism • Richard Branson • seminal works • spacey • synth-driven sound • synthesized music • Tangerine Dream (band) • tape collage • The GuardianVienna • Virgin label • Virgin Records

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Simon Perkins
17 FEBRUARY 2014

Norman McLaren's SYNCHROMY (1971)

"Here are pyrotechnics of the keyboard, but with only a camera to 'play the tune'. To make this film, Norman McLaren employed novel optical techniques to compose the piano rhythms of the sound track. These he then moved, in multicolor, onto the picture area of the screen so that, in effect, you see what you hear. It is synchronization of image and sound in the truest sense of the word."

(National Film Board of Canada)

Fig.1 Director: Norman McLaren; Year: 1971; Time: 7 mins; Music: Norman McLaren.

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1971abstract animated filmabstract animation • audiovisual art • changing patterncolourcolour and music • coloured pattern • design formalismdirect filmelectronic musicexperimental music • image and sound • multicolour • musicalizes vision • National Film Board of CanadaNorman McLaren • novel optical techniques • optical composition • painted soundtrack • piano rhythms • picture area • pure abstractionsoundtracksymbiosissynaesthesia • Synchromy (1971) • synchronisationtangible sequencervisual abstractionvisual musicvisual pattern

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Simon Perkins
06 FEBRUARY 2014

Pierre Hébert: Around Perception (1968)

"Around Perception is a groundbreaking experiment on computer–based animation, consisting of 11 audiovisual events designed to baffle cognition and unrest comfortable notions of reality. Unlike most of his later films, Hébert chose not to collaborate with top–notch experimental musicians and created the soundtrack himself. In this, he followed a method also used by Norman McLaren: to scratch sound directly onto the film itself. The relation between sound and picture, however, is not as symbiotic as in McLaren's Synchromy: although there are organic reactions between the two domains, one is not a direct translation of the other. This, of course, need not be seen as a weakness. Indeed, with its fast–paced changes of color and geometrical patterns, and the employment of Columbia–like richly crafted electronic tones, Around Perception works as a tremendously hallucinatory exercise in trompe l'oeil (and l'oreille) techniques. Or, as stated by Hébert himself at the beginning of the film, an exercise 'for the mind and against the mind'."

(The Sound of Eye)

Fig.1 "Around Perception", Director: Pierre Hébert, Year: 1968, Time: 16 mins, Music: Pierre Hébert.

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Simon Perkins
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