Keyboard presents The Evolution of Electronic Dance Music
Edited by Peter Kirn
Electronic dance music was born in 70s New York disco and 80s Detroit techno. Over the years, EDM has achieved international mainstream success with such subgenres as house, trance, and dubstep and has reshaped the popular musical landscape.…
X-Press 2 came together through the club scene of the late 1980s, Darren and Darren House (Diesel) got together with Ashley Beedle through their love of house, balearic, soul and jazz music, Iconic debut Muzik Xpress smashed dancefloors to bits on both sides of the Atlantic in 1992.
In the darkness of the main space, 6,000 silicon rods (over 50km of silicon) make up Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, hanging 8m high in a circle at the heart of the Roundhouse. Impenetrable and inviting.
Pushing through the silicon, the audience sat on the floor in the centre while a series of short films were projected all around.…
The Oramics machine, one of the most significant advances in the history of electronic music, has gone on display at the Science Museum for the first time. M went along yesterday to film the technicians as they installed the primitive synthesizer, and find out more about some of the musicians involved in the project...
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The atmosphere of the music is reminiscent of Trip Hop’s most refined moments, Shura loops her voice giving the track a hypnotic and otherworldly feel, while Hiatus adds some abstract keys in this intoxicating performance.
Joris de Man is one composer who is reaping the benefit of those large scale budgets. in November, de Man was in Abbey Road Studios recording his score for the latest in the Killzone games series, Killzone 3. earlier this year he won the inaugral Ivor for Best original Video Game Score for his Killzone 2 score and such recognition has elevated him to the top echelons of the business.