I’ve not found anything via search on Lines, so I thought it might be a good idea to bring up Modulisme, a French-based radio show with a focus on modular electronic music sessions, featuring many familiar and unfamiliar names. It’s curated by Philippe Petit, who has just joined Lines (as @Modulisme) and will no doubt be able to tell you all more.
(Mods: please move this if it belongs somewhere else).
OH this is very nice of you to help spread our word and thank you for inviting me to the community as I’m looking forward to exchanging with many likeminded passionates… I have started that platform to document the genre and draw attention upon the composers who make it strong. My main purpose is to offer some music, in hope that you may like?
Gino Robair has played percussion nearly his entire life and began working with tape music and synths in the late 70s. As a composer, he has written concert works and music for television, radio, silent film, theater and dance. As a drummer/percussionist, he recorded albums with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Otomo Yoshihide, Fred Frith and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet; and performed with Nina Hagen, John Zorn, Thurston Moore, the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 and Wadada Leo Smith. He is also a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. With the Club Foot Orchestra, he accompanies classic silent films. Currently, he plays in the trio Tender Buttons with Tom Djll and Tania Chen.
To record our Modulisme Session he has been using 3 different systems: Serge, Bugbrand + various Eurorack in a suitcase… And there is no doubt that his luggage bwas well-repaired, enjoy the trip.
Allow me to share Batchas who started to play electronics and experimental, industrial music in 1983 using analog machines. The way our world vibrates always fascinated him and today he enjoys very much every ephemeral moment spent improvising on his modular systems, whether it may be EMS, Buchla, Ciat-Lonbarde, or the great SERGE system he used for our session…
RODENT is sculpting soundscapes which defy categorization, in a way Post Industrial, IDMish, melodic vs. Dark cinematic but above all those labelling facilities his music is subtle, entertaining-moving, very organic.
Eric Cheslak has been playing a significant part in the modular explosion we are experiencing now, working for Make Noise a brand designing some of the most innovative modules, also co-founding with Bana Haffar Modular On the Spot in Los Angeles: "It started off as a small gathering of fellow synthesists on the LA river. We brought our systems, a generator, and a PA. The idea was to create a third space (not the studio and not a music venue) in which to gather, perform for one another, and exchange ideas. The event has now grown to many cities across the US through local initiatives…