Musical miscellany

How do northerners stay warm? They grab their accordions and tango.


Want to play with a digital audio workstation but can’t afford Logic or Cubase? Here are a couple of browser-based alternatives, Audiosauna and Audiotool, complete with synths and drum machines.

If all you need is a pentatonic scale, Tonematrix might entertain you for a while.


Robert Fripp, legendary guitarist, Mellotron master, pioneer of progressive rock, displays his most bizarre persona ever: gameshow contestant.


It’s easy to make music with computers nowadays. That wasn’t always the case. Here’s the 1969 Technology of Music Composition, written when generating one second of sound could require 20 minutes of computer time. (You might want to brush up your Fortran.)

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