Paul Turner – Panels V

Electronic Music – University of Melbourne.
Panels V was composed in 1975 it includes an extract from a parliamentary debate, an advertising jingle and the voice of a disc jockey. This upload is taken from the LP that was produced for the Faculty of Music from the above mentioned University. It was released in association with inter-galactic Fringe Benefit Productions by Serge Ermoll.

Engineer: Les Craythorn
Cover design: Anne Pottage
Photographer: Gerard Lier

The Custom Pressing is made by EMI (Australia) & at the heart of this recording is featured the SYNTHI 100 analogue synthesizer, made by EMS of London, linked to a PDP 11/10 computer.

Other Artists that feature on this rarity are Gary Wright, Chris Wyatt, Greg Riddell, Ken Guntar and Peter Tahourdin

Simo Lazarov SYNTHI 100

Simo Lazarov  EMS SYNTHI 100

Electronic Music Studio Bulgarian National Radio Archive4 1980

Peter Beyls 1974

In 1974 Belgian composer Peter Beyls was not only a technician at the STEIM-studio in Amsterdam but also a teacher at the Vrije Akademie Psychopolis at Den Haag. Hero Wouters was a movie-making “paticipant” (a sixties-word for student) at the Academy, picking up some easy money as a technical assistant in the electronic-and-film-music-studio. They decided to join forces and gave in 1974 and 1975 two series of concerts, “Transformation” and “In Concert”, mixed-media performances consisting of live electronic music, tapes, films and slides.

One of these events (Studio Skoop, Gent, rehearsal at the IPEM, november 29 and 30 1974) was filmed by Psychopolis-student Jacques Tooten, and the material was edited by Hero Wouters in the same year. Projected during this concert were his movies “A Boy’s Ballad (Hero Wouters Movie nr 32), “On the Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection” (HWM 64), “De Zogenaamde Zeetrein” (HWM 65) and “Prints” (HWM 25), fragments of which can be seen in this reportage.

Interesting are the use of two EMS VCS3’s, communicating through a very long tape-delay-loop, and a platform built by Beyls to control (with hands and feet) his “kraakdoos” (a famous STEIM-synth design).

Music: “Dialoog voor twee Synthesizers & Tape-transport” opus 103 (Beyls / Wouters) and two Peter Beyls-pieces for VCS3, tapes and kraakdoos. HWM nr 66.

EMS Vocoder – Promo 1970’s

EMS Vocoder – Promotional Tape Recording from the 1970’s (german language)
EMS Vocoder 5000/2000

Click on picture to view the video!

David Cockerell (EMS) 2008

David Cockerell designed one of the earliest synthesizers produced in the United Kingdom. The Synthi was introduced in the late 1960s by EMS Ltd. The unit, which came in a case with a KS keyboard, used patch cords to root reverb and ring modes. David also included two oscillators both with shape and level controllers as well as a frequency control. The design marked the beginning of many contributions to the industry over the years including his work on guitar effects pedals for Mike Matthews in the 1980s.

EMS Videosizer / The Putney

“This video was created by using an EMS Videosizer which is fed with musical information in order to produce and treat color, shape, lightness and contrast of the visual information.Pete Namlook is a purist. He never wanted to release a video with grinning musicians fuzzing around with their instruments or 3D animation which has not the timeless quality. More Important is the direct connection to the music.Visuals not as an explanation of the sound but more an enhancement and intensification of the overall musical experience. Operator at the machine was Ludwig Rehberg except Video 1 (Pete Namlook)”

Bob Ehle w/ EMS Synthi AKS

Bob Ehle plays his 1960s composition, “Split Metamorphosis,” on the Synthi AKS Synthesizer.

Bob Ehle plays his composition, “Hangar 84,” in his electronic music studio at the University of Northern Colorado. The clarinet is processed through a ring modulator in the Synthi AKS synthesizer visible in the background. Additional sound processing is done with an Echotron. The resulting waves may be seen on the oscilloscope on the left. Hangar 84 is where the remains of the Roswell incident are stored. Click here to watch the video!