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From modular synthesis, standalone synthesizers and Eurorack, to unusual electronic instruments, Buchla, Ciat-Lonbarde and the arts. Esoteric Modulation is a fortnightly podcast that is about all the latest exciting gear and news of electronic music and the arts. We cover a wide array of interesting equipment, synths, modular and the slightly unusual esoteric side of electronic instruments. We have regular guests covering news, instruments, and art projects that merge sound and visual arts t ...
 
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In this months show, we have the mighty Todd Barton gracing our podcast. We talk about his album metaScapes and the inspiration behind the album, the MetaSynth. We chat about the compilation Buchla cassette he has been involved with, and we take a deep dive into Todd's creative process via some art talk! Then we round the show off talking Hordijk s…
 
In this months show, we have a great conversation with David Elliott Johnson the creator and Director of Patch CV! We talk about his creative rebirth through modular equipment and the community. How he was inspired to create Patch CV. We talk about editing, lighting, videography and the collaborative vision and workflow of Patch CV. We talk about t…
 
In this months show, we talk to Cory Sterling aka (redstripedown) We talk about his background, starting with the bass guitar before finding the freedom of electronic music. We talk about his deep dive into modular and hardware integration in his workflow. We look at gear and his stint at Nerd Audio and Chicago Music Exchange. And we end up looking…
 
In this week's show, we have Dave Cranmer a mechanical sculptor and freelance engineer that has his roots firmly in sound. He is truly an adventurous multimedia artist, designer and builder that has created all kinds of beautiful, bizarre and exceptional machines! We look at his road to being 'The Nervous Squirrel', we talk building modular and foc…
 
On this week's show, we have Scott Campbell, a musician, sound designer, instrument-maker, & graphic designer based in New Orleans, LA. We talk circuit bending in the ’90s and his history. Of course, we talk all about the OM1. Then we move on to instruments in general and his musical journey and output. Show Times: Intro and me and Ben talk the goo…
 
In this week's show, we talk to Cologne based artist and Youtuber Felix, the man behind 'The Tuesday Night Machines' Youtube channel. We start off with giving him a little grief about selling his Ciat Lonbarde equipment :-) Then we get down to a great conversation of what equipment speaks to Felix and His creative process with different gear. We th…
 
In this week's show, we talk to Portland base sound and visual artist Amulets. We have a great conversation on his journey of tape! We talk tape equipment, artistic approach, his lineage of visual art and how his music has been part of his therapy. We touch on a lot of stuff in this one, sit back and grab a coffee! Show Timings Intro of what we hav…
 
In this week's show, we have a great conversation with an amazing guest, Mr Jamie Lidell! A man that is so easy to talk to that we cover a lot of ground! Looping journeys, creative expression, his Modular journey and philosophy, all this is wrapped up with some amazing nuggets of information and insights! Show Timings Intro 0:00 What Ben has been u…
 
In this week's show, we talk about what we have been up to and talk about gear that we have been playing with over Christmas. Jamuary, Eventide project and more! Show Timings Intro: 000 What Ed has been up too with gear: 00.40 What Ben has been up too with gear: 12.11 Jamuary 20.07 Eventide Project 28.20 Space Study 1 audio 38.10 Talk about space s…
 
In this week's show, we have a festive round-up and some gear chat with Signal Sounds Jason Brunton! We talk about the move of signal sounds, Ben's new module release, the 'ochd'. We then get into the top-selling modules and interesting equipment of this year. All amongst a general chat on the unique aspects of collaborations within the modular sce…
 
In this week's show, we talk to the Portland-based Inter-disciplined artist and musician Marcus Fischer. We talk favourite equipment, tape, OM1 and his wonderful Journey on the way to the Whitney Museum of American Art. We stop off along the journey to talk about his time at the Rauschenberg residency. Here he explored lots of different creative me…
 
In this week's show, we talk to Brighton based Ebcidic, aka Phil Bilsby. Phill is synonymous with well-produced live Modular Techno. We dig into his production concepts, his latest album ‘Mosaic’ that steps away from beats and into dark, future cinematic drones. We talk kicks, Coco and the virtues of the ER301 amongst many more things! Show Timings…
 
In this weeks show we talk about our obsession for tape and Ben’s ‘West Coast Adventure’ over in Seattle at Patchwerks for the Velocity event. We focus on some of the artists at Velocity that have included tape within their set up with some great sound examples! From catching reels, to a ghosty Halloween contact mic, we talk about it all! Show Timi…
 
On this weeks show we have great fun talking to fellow podcaster Tim Held of Poduler Modcast! We talk about how Pod Mod came to be, with some interesting stories along the way! Then we talk to Tim the musician, and take a deep dive into his up and coming tape release 'Music to Come Down to' Show Timings Intro 000 1.17 Guest intro 4.31 We talk Tim’s…
 
In this week's show, we talk to multi-creative Matthew Shaw about an esoteric bunch of banana equipment! We chat about the wonders of Serge Systems, the Ciat-Lonbarde Cocoquantus and Plumbutter (of course, I get a royal ribbing from Ben about the Coco!:) We take a look at the continuity of creativity, through different creative disciplines. And we …
 
In this weeks episode, we run over Ben's Eurorack Case set up he put together for a live performance at the Deer Shed Festival. We break it all down. We talk performance set up philosophies, zonal methods, sound examples of those zones, effects chains and the selection of modules and how they were used! Ben has kindly organised high-quality audio, …
 
In this week's Esoteric Modulation we talk to Berlin-based electronic music composer and performer HAINBACH. We talk the beautiful world of test equipment and its creative flow, limitations and minimalism, we all lust after the Cocoquantus and we talk about HAINBACH's latest release Old Suns! Apologies to the few that heard the unedited version, th…
 
In this week's Esoteric Modulation we talk to Robin Rimbaud AKA Scanner. We have a great in-depth conversation about his music practises, how he traverses multi-faceted projects, his career journey, and the importance that visual art takes within his life. We also talk about his latest Bandcamp release 'The Great Crater' Sit Back and get ready for …
 
In this week's Esoteric Modulation we talk about effects, the implications of different DSP's, Whether to go in the rack or out and using effects as an instrument. We take a look at a Tate podcast that talks about art and music improvisation. We have a listener question on can something easy to produce or a mistake be art. And we round it off with …
 
In episode 004 we talk to Vlad Kreimer, head of Romantic Engineering at SOMA laboratory. We have a deep dive conversation on what is esoteric engineering, we then go on to talk about the his creative processes in building instruments. We talk Lyra 8, Pulsar 23 and the Enner, we talk about human connection, his own art practice and much more! This e…
 
In episode 003 We take a deep dive into quantising with the Analogue Solutions Generator. Then we turn our attention to the mighty Haken Continuum, we go through the feel of the instrument and its sounds. For our ‘Arts Segment,’ we turn our attention to Suzanne Ciani and her quadraphonic performance at Los Angeles Public Library 2018. Moving on to …
 
In our first full-on episode, we say hi and talk to our uber-guest Kyle Swisher aka Dark Sparkler. We talk Superbooth, Belin, The Impulse Command, Wrong Sound Stage, DPW - Shape, Metro Modular - Buchla format modules, Buchla Quad, and the Soma Labs Pulsar 23. We also talk to Kyle about his Buchla Easel and choreography projects. Then we move onto h…
 
The Esoteric Modulation Pre Show special looks at all the topics that we will be covering in the coming Shows. We talk about what inspired the show and how it came to be. We explain our show segments, News, Modular, Esoteric Instruments, Art Projects, Listener Questions, Bandcamp Artist of the Show, and the Don't Miss Out section. We then go on to …
 
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