Remembering Charlie Cooper: Free Download from Fhloston Paradigm

It’s easy to forget how deeply strangers can be connected by music in recordings and performances. Sadly, we too often take this connections for granted until we lose someone. When Telefon Tel Aviv’s Charlie Cooper passed away earlier this year, the loss sent shockwaves through the electronic music community. Because his work was influential for many people here on the CDM community, we certainly welcome musical tributes. Our friend King Britt of Five Six Media today posted a couple of heartfelt, beautiful tracks from Fhloston Paradigm, a mysterious duo from Philadelphia. They’re described as “songs of love and admiration.” I’ll …

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Wendy Carlos Remembers Bob Moog

Legendary composer Wendy Carlos remembers Bob Moog in a moving set of recollections, music, and documents, including the music and thoughts she shared in a gathering in North Carolina shortly after his death last year. She goes far beyond Switched on Bach to talk about a long relationship with the instruments and their creator in her music making. (The drawing at the top of the page is her own.) Wendy Carlos on Bob Moog Somehow in the various memories I’ve seen over the past year I’d missed these. One excerpt: Bob and I were friends for about 41 years. That …

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Remembering Bob Moog, One Year Later: 20-second “Moment”, Foundation Established, Moog Museum, Moogcasts

A year after the passing of Bob Moog, Moog Music and the Bob Moog Memorial Foundation are remembering his legacy. In musical memorium, Moog Music is encouraging radio stations to play a twenty second Moog Voyager composition. I’ll be interested to hear how many radio stations take them up on the offer; if they’re pressed for time, they might consider one of Corky Berger’s Moog Voyager ring tone. The idea is nice, but I fully expect most of us will hear far more than twenty seconds from Moog instruments or inspired by Moog instruments during the course of the day. …

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