Classical Musicians Using Live Electronics

Source: Soundfly.

Throughout my examination of the wide world of musical electronics, I’ve gazed longingly at the spider-web patches of modular and done an in-depth analyses of notable synths and their inner workings. One area we haven’t investigated deeply is the intersection of acoustic instruments with the electronic world — specifically, the burgeoning intersection of “classical,” or solo concert instrumentalists, and electronic processing. Electronic music and innovative new approaches to composition and orchestral performance are both undeniably seeing a kind of renaissance at the moment in the live music sphere. Bringing these two generic spaces together can result in the melding of styles ranging from ambient to avant-garde, and techno to soundtrack music, not to mention new hybrid forms of music we’ve never heard before!