FRKWYS 7 ENSEMBLE
David Borden, the creative force behind the world’s first synthesizer ensemble, Mother Mallard's Portable Masterpiece Co. (1969), and founder of Cornell’s Digital Music Department, will perform with emerging artists Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ford & Lopatin), Laurel Halo, James Ferraro (Skaters), and Samuel Godin. This event marks the international live premier for the ensemble since recording FRKWYS Vol. 7 as part of the Brooklyn label RVNG Intl.’s FRKWYS series, which pairs contemporary artists with those who have preceded them in sound or approach.
CMU Professor of Music & Computer Science, Roger Dannenberg, will provide an introduction followed by a short lecture from Borden, “The Moog Synthesizer Lecture: The Man I Knew and the Machine I Learned”, revealing inside stories on the development of the Moog Synthesizer and its creator, Bob Moog.
“David Borden's concert is a rare chance to hear a real pioneer. Synthesizers are ubiquitous today, but once they were experimental and signaled a radical transformation. Borden offers a connection to this time of innovation in music and technology”, said Dannenberg.
ARAABMUZIK / AUSTRA / BATTLES / BLONDES / BRENMAR / CENTIPEDE E'EST / DAM-FUNK / DONATO DOZZY / ELQ / EXTREME ANIMALS / FALTYDL / FORD & LOPATIN / FOUR TET / FRKWYS 7 ENSEMBLE / LAUREL HALO / LIGHT ASYLUM / NUEL/ PEANUT BUTTER WOLF / PINK SKULL / PROTECT-U / PTA / PURE HYPE / SMOOTH TUTORS / SUTEKH / TIM SWEENEY / TRANS AM / TOY SELECTAH / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE / WALLS / WOLF EYES / ZOMBI