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A monthly podcast focused on Buchla electronic modular instruments.

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A monthly podcast focused on Buchla electronic modular instruments.

    Episode 18: Ellison Wolf & ZORX / Waveform Magazine

    Episode 18: Ellison Wolf & ZORX / Waveform Magazine

    Welcome to episode 18 of Source Of Uncertainty. In this episode Robert and Kyle talk about Kyle's new Buchla album: DARK SPARKLER - “Are You Working With Me, Or Against Me?” available at darksparkler.bandcamp.com. Kyle takes the ZORX Ribbon Controller out for a patch or two, and then they talk to it's creator Ellison Wolf. Show notes:Hello: 0:00Kyle explores the ZORX Ribbon Controller: 25:46Interview with Ellison Wolf: 42:27Goodbye: 1:48:40For more information about the ZORX Ribbon Controller visit https://www.zorxelectronics.com/ Purchase Kyle’s new album at: https://darksparkler.bandcamp.com/ Listen and subscribe to Podular Modcast: https://podularmodcast.fireside.fm/Listen and subscribe to Esoteric Modulation: https://www.esotericmodulation.com/subscribe-to-podcastSubscribe to Waveform Magazine: https://www.waveformmagazine.com/Get your source of uncertainty t-shirts at http://sourceofuncertainty.threadless.com/ Support the show and get access to exclusive videos and audio content through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sourceofuncertaintyFind us on Instagram @sourceofuncertainty Contact us at sourceofuncertainty.audio

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Artist Spotlight: Samuel Edmund

    Artist Spotlight: Samuel Edmund

    The Buchla Music Easel has been one of my main instruments for about 3 years now. When I first got it I spent a lot of time making “Cortini-esque” patches and sharing them on YouTube.  I considered trying to do a similar thing for this artist spotlight to really highlight the Buchla sound but eventually decided against it.  I’ve gotten more and more into ambient/drone music over the last few years and feel I’ve slowly found my voice there. I’m still using the Easel as a live performance instrument, but in a very different way than my early days! All the tracks for this EP were live to stereo recordings of my Music Easel & field recordings running through my pedal board of loopers/effects and then processed by a Ciat Lonbarde Cocoquantus & Plumbutter 2 for texture & stereo movement. Every tonal sound/melody originated from the Buchla. The tracks were then “stereo massaged” by FernLodge (thanks Joe) and mastered by SALZ who does a ton of work for the amazing Seil Records label. I’m considering this my first official release ever and would like to thank Kyle & Robert for giving me a deadline and an opportunity. I hope everyone enjoys 🖤 Instagram: @samule.edmoon YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdBo6YNb4ExdxftqAJ_djqQ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/BdEo4Hra4KGNDdon8 Pod: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-deerhorn/id1535334953 Contact: humorinerrors@gmail.com Track list: 01 - Light Of Other Days (00:00)02 - Long Before The End (06:52) 03 - The Evening, The Morning & The Night (11:40)04 - Autumn Land (16:56) 05 - Deeper Than The Darkness (21:51)

    • 26 min
    Episode 17: Dunnington Audio & The 258D

    Episode 17: Dunnington Audio & The 258D

    Welcome to episode 17 of Source Of Uncertainty. In this episode Robert and Kyle talk to Daniel Skevington who is behind Dunnington Audio and the “revised” Quad Function Generator and Dual Oscillator clones, and Kyle takes the 258D for a spin.Show notes:Hello: 0:00Kyle explores the Dunnington Audio 258D: 19:30Interview with Daniel Skevington: 45:15Goodbye: 1:57:00For more information about Dunningto Audio visit - https://www.dunningtonaudio.co.uk/ “Through Another Looking Glass” by Wavefreq https://wavefreq1.bandcamp.com/album/through-another-looking-glass “Spin Patterns” by Mat Watsonhttps://matwatson.bandcamp.com/album/spin-patterns“Gypsy” by NYVVA https://nyvva.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR0AYgf_4HeaLNSr5l6UDUA4YIYUDZsq39QjKJt5UunqyHMn9CX8urIyT-4Listen and subscribe to Podular Modcast: https://podularmodcast.fireside.fm/Listen and subscribe to Esoteric Modulation: https://www.esotericmodulation.com/subscribe-to-podcastSubscribe to Waveform Magazine: https://www.waveformmagazine.com/Get your source of uncertainty t-shirts at http://sourceofuncertainty.threadless.com/ Support the show and get access to exclusive videos and audio content through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sourceofuncertaintyFind us on Instagram @sourceofuncertainty Contact us at sourceofuncertainty.audio

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Artist Spotlight: Philippe Petit - Schliuuurkschplinkplonky / Dramatically Yours

    Artist Spotlight: Philippe Petit - Schliuuurkschplinkplonky / Dramatically Yours

    Schliuuurkschplinkplonky, performed live on a BUCHLA 200 system using Dual Oscillator 258 ; Complex Waveform Generator 259 ; Rob Hordijk’s Benjolin adapted for Buchla ; Quad Function Generator 281 ; Source Of Uncertainty 266 ; Frequency Shifter 285 ; Multiple Arbitrary Function Generator 248 - 1602 ; Dual Equalizer Reverb 275 with Spring Reverb in large tanks ; Quad Lopass Gate 292 and the 207 Mixer.Dramatically Yours, performed on a Buchla Music Easel K.I am interested in soundtracks and like to be introduced as a "musical travel agent".Since the early 2000s I have been performing the world, playing festivals all over Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia & Asia... Feeling lucky to release on several international labels such as Opa-Loka, Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Beta Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, Staubgold, etc...I study Electroacoustic music at the CNRR Conservatory of Marseille where I am specialising in multi-channelled diffusion (Acousmatic spatialisation) and Modular Synthesis. I have initiated a platform/label aiming at promoting the genre:https://modulisme.info/sessionsRelying on electricity/amplification to produce, manipulate, work on sound-material, but trying my best to explore various genres and make sure that each of my albums differs from the previous one, trying to avoid routine and surprise my listeners.Not musically trained/educated I lie outside the Classical genre but my scores incorporate traditional classical components in a predominantly unconventional manner which allowed me to being asked by Iancu Dumitrescu & Ana Maria Avram to join forces as a soloist in their Hyperion Ensemble + being invited by Jean-Paul Dessy (Musiques Nouvelles ensemble) and Raoul Lay (Ensemble Télémaque) to become in charge of electronics/turntables in their ambitious E. C. O. (European Chamber Orchestra) formation comprising of 33 soloists...Fortunate enough to work with what people call a dream-team of collaborators: joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Edward Ka-Spel (Legendary Pink Dots), Simon Fisher Turner, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle), Foetus, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Andy Diagram, Scanner, Machinefabriek, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Justin K. Broadrick, James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds), Mark Cunningham (MARS), Cindytalk, Orkest De Ereprijs,  Stephen O'Malley,  Strings Of consciousness or Faust onstage and-or in studio…Philippe Petit & Michael Schaffer: I (CD + Digital / Opa-Loka) https://philippepetitmichaelschaffer.bandcamp.com/releasesPhilippe Petit: A Space between spaces (Music to create space rather than occupying Space) (Digital / Ante-Rasa Records) ante-rasa.bandcamp.com/album/ante26-philippe-petit-a-space-between-spaces-music-to-create-space-rather-than-occupying-space Philippe Petit : Deep-Sea Creatures (Digital / MUTEANT Records) ​https://muteantsoundsnetlabel.bandcamp.com/album/deep-sea-creatures​ https://philippepetitamusicaltravel-agent.bandcamp.comwww.philippepetit.info

    • 30 min
    Episode 16: Johnny Woods & Triple Envelope Follower 230r

    Episode 16: Johnny Woods & Triple Envelope Follower 230r

    Welcome to episode 16 of Source Of Uncertainty. In this episode Kyle tries to figure out what to do with the 230 Triple Envelope Follower, and then the hosts talk to Johnny Woods about his new album and working in a solar powered studio. Show notes:Hello: 0:00Kyle explores the Triple Envelope Follower: 18:35Interview with Johnny Woods: 40:50Goodbye: 1:49:35To purchase Johnny Wood’s album Pavillions visit - https://johnnywoods.bandcamp.com/ https://brettnaucke.bandcamp.com/album/ems-hallucinations - EMS Hallucinations, by Brett Nauckehttps://boscio.bandcamp.com/album/if-we-seek-with-intent - If We Seek With Intent, by René G. Boscio - Out October 2ndhttps://transversales.bandcamp.com/album/plein-soleil - PLEIN SOLEIL, by Jonathan Fitoussi  https://suzanneciani.bandcamp.com/album/music-for-denali - Music For Denali, by Suzanne CianiListen and subscribe to Podular Modcast: https://podularmodcast.fireside.fm/Listen and subscribe to Esoteric Modulation: https://www.esotericmodulation.com/subscribe-to-podcastSubscribe to Waveform Magazine: https://www.waveformmagazine.com/Get your source of uncertainty t-shirts at http://sourceofuncertainty.threadless.com/ Support the show and get access to exclusive videos and audio content through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sourceofuncertaintyFind us on Instagram @sourceofuncertainty Contact us at sourceofuncertainty.audio

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Artist Spotlight: Johnny Woods

    Artist Spotlight: Johnny Woods

    0:00 Dawn Two (from Pavilions)6:21 First Flight (live) (from The Wild Vol. 1)10:24 Sketch of Uncertainty 1 (live) (exclusive)13:58 Sketch of Uncertainty 2 (live) (exclusive)18:36 Sketch of Uncertainty 3 (live) (exclusive)The first two tracks are taken from two recent releases, and notably both use the same exact patch. The last three pieces are exclusive for this podcast. When trying to figure out themes for a new album, I typically record dozens of little live sketches that play with different patch ideas. These one-take-wonders illustrate some concepts I am working on for future releases.  https://johnnywoods.bandcamp.com/

    • 23 min

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hlprmnky ,

Delightful and insightful even for non-Buchla users

A Buchla instrument is a hefty investment that not everyone can afford. Heck, I don’t own any Buchla synthesizers (…yet?) but I tune in every month to the Source of Uncertainty. What I get out of the show is a deep and insightful discussion of not just the gear itself, but the mindset and workflow - the “Buchlidean” nature of these tools and the people who make and use them - which can not only entertain but also inform any musical practice, from acoustic instruments, to iOS music production, to Eurorack …I’m sure folks who actually have a Skylab case or whatever maybe get _more_ out of this podcast, but I heartily recommend it to anyone who is interested in making music.

Mogiyesyoucan ,

Fascinating!!

Love this podcast! Please keep them coming!

MudgyPaws ,

Great format and super interesting.

Great pod on everything Buchla.

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