Tag Archives: electronic music

Grid Sequencers

The first time I ever saw a Tenori-On was at the Hollywood House Of Blues in the hands of Jonathan Coulton. He used it to play My Monkey. I knew what the crazy Lite-Brite sequencer thing was, because it was designed by Toshio Iwai, the man behind the Nintendo DS “game” Electroplankton. Back in 2008, […]

Sir Paul, Fireman

Paul McCartney proves why he was the best Beatle. Only partially joking, though he was always my favorite. *** This is starting to sound familiar – and it’s a good thing. Paul McCartney, in his Fireman guise (with collaborator Youth), has a new album, Electric Arguments. And he seems to have gotten over whatever it […]

Ben Burtt, Electronic Musician

Go see WALL-E. No, really. Do it now. I’ll wait here until you get back, if you want. It’s a brilliant film. I thought Pixar would have trouble topping Cars, which was nothing less than the Great American Movie. WALL-E is drawn on a more expansive canvas, about nothing less than the indomitable human spirit […]