Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Fast Computer




I have just discovered an amazing album by Larry Fast / Synergy called Computer Experiments Volume One. There never was a Volume Two which is too bad because this is one of the best examples of computer / synth music from that era, an album highly rigorous in concept and execution. Read the album notes in the second picture above. Its a really beautiful album, and explores an area that I am very interested in myself - which is why it was such a pleasure to discover this gem. He used a computer program to create the music called "Pink Tunes" which is awesome. You can still buy this record in CD form I think. Do a Google

Heres the first track, and a bit of video I stole off the tubes and messed with in AE, and below that is a picture of Larry's set-up for this recording. You can see the Paia controller keyboard below the Prophet 5



7 comments:

  1. Fabulous stuff - early generative music (an amazing concept). Love the gear set up - tempted to try this yourself?

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  2. i'm already working on a project along these lines - watch this space...

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  3. Anticipation setting in again :-D

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  4. This is perfect as I've considered you the Larry Fast of your generation.

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  5. Lovely sounds and composition.

    There is an article by Simonton about the Pink Tunes software here...
    http://home.comcast.net/~polyphony/PP/Polyphony-V4-1B.pdf

    It includes the asm code if you have an Apple II handy!

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