electronic music

HOTY2017

The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies

Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them.
Troy Farah
1.17.18
edm

How an 18th Century Monk Invented Electronic Music

That good old-fashioned shock and roll.
Becky Ferreira
3.26.17
Photos

Analog, USA

Picture the epicenter of electronic music. Does Durham, North Carolina, come to mind?
Meg Neal and Evan Rodgers
5.25.16
Music

This Is What Synths Made of Repurposed Telephone Switchboards Sound Like

Lori Napoleon's switchboard synthesizers pay homage to the women pioneers of ambient electronic music.​
Meghan Neal
5.23.16
Music

Virtual Reality Owes a Lot to the Air Guitar

We talked to VR pioneer Jaron Lanier about virtual reality’s musical roots.
Meghan Neal
5.18.16
Thump

Know Your Language: Csound May Be Ancient, But It's the Audio Hacking Future

Behind the janky-looking code, Csound offers sonic spatialization, live coding, and machine-level music production.
Michael Byrne
7.22.15
Music

Wavepot Lets Users Code Their Own Detroit Techno Beats Online

The new tool's open-source developers are hoping to make the site the next great digital audio workstation.
DJ Pangburn
8.24.14
Art

Charles Lindsay, SETI's Artist-in-Residence, Illuminates Nature's Uncanny Places

Lindsay's latest work, powered by waves of LED set to the sound of a quantum computer, is somewhere between what science calls "the emergent" and the unknown.
DJ Pangburn
5.20.14
Music

The Light-Controlled Thingamagoop and Other DIY Synth Favorites from Moogfest

Our favorite homebrew synth picks from Moogfest 2014's Modular Marketplace.
DJ Pangburn
4.28.14
Music

Electronic Music Duo 'Plaid' Talk About the Future of Software and Sound

With their new album 'Reachy Prints,' Plaid rides the curve of technological evolution.
DJ Pangburn
4.18.14
Motherboard Blog

This Gadget Turns Any Object into Electronic Music

The inventor of Mogees told us how his musical sensors work, and why electronic duo Plaid are fans.
Victoria Turk
2.19.14
Motherboard Blog

Meet the Organic Chemist Who Uses a DIY Tupperware Beat Box to Make Music

ingMob uses DIY instruments to make the most scientifically advanced music you've ever heard.
DJ Pangburn
12.12.13