Belbury is an English market town with a picturesque 11th century church, and some notable modernist architecture, including the Polytechnic College. None of which exist except in the constructed world of the Ghost Box
record label, whose founder Jim Jupp records under the name Belbury Poly
, and publishes the Belbury Parish Magazine
. [more inside]
posted by reynir
on Feb 11, 2012 -
By a weird coincidence, after reading this interview
in New Scientist with three of the engineers who made electronic music possible, I walked by a poster for a documentary film
about Bob Moog. One of my earliest memories of electronic music in the 1970s was an elementary school music teacher who was really into Wendy Carlos'
and Isao Tomita's
early arrangements of classical works for synthesizer. Of course, electronic music history goes back to the 1920s with the theremin
developed as a classical instrument. It has its own web portal
filled with lots of good stuff. And now for something slightly different, Conlon Nancarrow
wrote piano compositions that could not be performed by human hands, demanding the use of a player piano.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Apr 4, 2005 -