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American composer Benjamin Louis Brody talks about using technology to manipulate the speed, texture and direction of old recordings to create his new album Far Away Music.
Visionary Hours – blind collaborations
Visionary Hours talks about how he asked friends and Preserved Sound artists to contribute their own unique sound to his new album Beyond the White, and why the album is influenced by the pantheism of 8th century Chinese poet Wang Wei.
The drop that became the sea
Russian composer Max Ananyev talks about the inspiration behind his new album The Way to the Ocean, and how he wanted to move away from the techniques often used by ambient composers, while staying close to the core of the ambient genre.
A ghost in the machine – sound collaging 100-year-old cylinder recordings
British composer Adrian Lane talks about how he used 100-year-old cylinder recordings as the starting point for his new album Playing With Ghosts.
microscale – generating music from random Wikipedia articles
Belarusian composer Ales Tsurko talks about how his new web-based album microscale uses regular expressions to generate music in real time from random Wikipedia articles, and how the album can be hacked to act as a sequencer for the listener's own music.