Modulisme

Modulisme (translates Modularism) is a media supporting left-field Modular Synthesis. A platform that aims to support original composing, for analogue modular systems but not only: providing resources, interviews, radio programs an in-deep activities related to technical, historical, and aesthetic issues of modular synthesizer music
productions.

Sessions – There we are offering original music and developing a platform that will document the genre and draw attention upon the composers who make it strong. We are championing the use of analogue instruments, the use of electricity to sustain a sound produced with a musical intent, BUT what matters is the composition itself, the research/creation process, its interpretation/result and not the tools to achieve what composers may have in mind. Different relationships occur between the constructive will of the musician and the nature of the material at his disposal. Sometimes a preliminary idea commands the sounds and instruments of the studio, sometimes, conversely, the possibilities of the sounds and equipment condition the musical idea.

Don Buchla said: »Anything is possible! We’re not limited by technology, we’re not limited by instruments. We are limited only by our mindsets.«

Philippe Petit, born, raised and living in Marseille (F), is a journalist for various magazins and radio DJ since 1983, as well as a musical activist, has celebrated more than 35 years of sharing and transmitting his musical passions. Since the early 2000s Petit has served as a »musical travel agent« and has been performing worldwirde. Releases on labels such as Aagoo, Monotype, Sub Rosa and Staubgold.


 

Modulisme beschäftigt sich mit der Dokumentation von Kompositionen mit modularen Synthesizern. Es ist eine Plattform, die der aus dem französischen Marseille stammende Musiker, Labelbetreiber, Kurator und Kulturaktivist Philippe Petit im Frühling 2019 gegründet hat. Seit den 1960er Jahren haben sich besonders die Ingenieure Bob Moog, Don Buchla und Serge Tcherepnin um diese Synthesizer verdient gemacht, in Modulisme geht es vor allem um von Buchla und Serge entwickelte Musikmaschinen. Es geht um komponierte elektroakustische und elektronische Experimentalmusik in unterschiedlichsten Facetten und vielfältigen Ausprägungen.

Das Portal Modulisme ist in mehrere Rubriken geteilt: »Sessions« ist eine Sammlung von live eingespielten Sessions, in »ITATIOM« sprechen Künstler über ihre Instrumente und bei »Early Electromix« finden sich von Petit zusammengestellte Compilations zu Synthesizer-Musik bis in die 1960er Jahre. Jede Rubrik wartet mit ausführlichen Beschreibungen, Interviews und Bildmaterial auf. Mit »Modular Station« gibt es ein eigenes Web-Radio.

Modulisme Sessions wird ab jetzt auch auf Campus & City Radio 94.4 ausgestrahlt; als damit aktuell einziges (freies) Radio im deutschsprachigen Raum.

Sonntags von 20 bis 22h im CR 94.4.


Sendungsankündigungen

Modulisme, So. 23.1., 20-22h

Modulisme, So. 23.1., 20-22h

Sessions 013 und 014 mit Tom Djill und Juno Podmore (Kumo) Following a recommendation by Gino Robair (Modulisme Session 012), Philippe Petit, head of the platform Modulisme, was introduced to the art of Tom Djll and the more he has been discovering the better it got, obviously proud to share the music of another essential […]
Modulisme, 16.1., 20-22h

Modulisme, 16.1., 20-22h

Modulisme Sessions 011 und 012 mit Thomas Dimuzio und Gino Robair Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, sound designer, mastering engineer, and music technologist residing in San Francisco. Dimuzio’s music is like a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms. For Peter Marsh (BBC) “his work has a narrative, filmic tug […]
Modulisme, So. 9.1., 20-23h

Modulisme, So. 9.1., 20-23h

Modulimse Session 009 und 010 mit Alexei Borisov + Friends und Ophir Ilzetzki sowie das Album “I” von Philippe Petit & Michael Schaffer Born in Moscow on December 7, 1960, Alexei Borisov started his controversial performing career (then as a guitarist) in Center, the first new-wave group in Russia, in 1980. The following year, he […]
Modulisme, So. 2.1., 20-23h

Modulisme, So. 2.1., 20-23h

Modulisme Session 007 und 008 mit Doug Lynner und Jos Smolders sowie Philippe Petits Album “Deeper Sea Creatures” Doug Lynner is a lifelong musician whose career started as a keyboardist and guitarist in psychedelic rock bands in the 1960s. In parallel he got a college degree in electronic music composition from the California Institute of […]
Modulisme, So. 26.12., 20-02h

Modulisme, So. 26.12., 20-02h

Modulisme Session 005 und 006 mit Richard Scott und Todd Barton sowie die Compilation “Buchlaisms I”: 6 (!) Stunden Musik mit modularen Synthesizern Richard Scott has been one of the most active synthesist who helped initiate two editions of the Sines & Squares festival at Manchester University which focussed on modular and analogue synthesis and […]
Modulisme, So. 19.12., 20-0h

Modulisme, So. 19.12., 20-0h

Modulisme Session 003 und 004 mit Scanner und Kevin Rix sowie die Compilation “Serge-O-Voxes – Voices for the Serge I” Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, has been making sounds and playing with technology since he was 11 years old. Not being interested in the systematic pattern of recording, releasing product and touring to support that much […]