Meet the creators and their instruments, and learn how they have shaped the world of electronic music.
PUSH TURN MOVE contains 352 pages richly illustrated with photos, illustrations, and prototypes, and with a foreword by electronic music visionary Jean-Michel Jarre.
The book celebrates the art and science of interface design in electronic music by exploring the functional, artistic, philosophical, and aesthetic worlds within the mysterious link between player and machine.
45 exclusive interviews with artists, designers, and makers:
Including Imogen Heap, Dorit Chrysler, Suzanne Ciani, Richard Devine, DiViNCi, Laura Escudé, Ean Golden, Axel Hartmann, Larry Heard, Roger Linn, Keith McMillen, Moldover, Jordan Rudess, Dave Smith, Tatsuya Takahashi, and others, along with well-known music industry brands like Ableton, Arturia, DJ TechTools, Elektron, Korg, Make Noise, monome, Moog, Native Instruments, Novation, Propellerhead, Roland, Teenage Engineering, and Yamaha.
Dive into the ideas behind music gear like synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers, DJ equipment, DAWs, and iOS apps. Explore sections on design principles, control elements, visualization of sound, and concepts such as grids, MPC, multitouch, modular, and much more. PUSH TURN MOVE is the very first book of its kind.
Author: KIM BJØRN is an electronic musician, composer, and designer, with a profound interest in the interactions between people, and between people and machines. He focuses strongly on aspects of visual design such as interfaces, corporate design, and organizational branding. PUSH TURN MOVE is his seventh book; it follows six books on visual design and aesthetics. Kim teaches interface design at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and gives regular talks and workshops within the creative field; he has released six albums of ambient music and has performed live at venues and festivals around the world. Based in Copenhagen, Kim is close to his daughters and granddaughter but works and travels the world over.
Brand Management: LARS JUHL is a visionary conceptualizer and entrepreneur bringing music tech brands, artists, and the education sector together. His iPad- based teaching programme The Electronic School Concert is currently democratizing music making in European schools. Lars has directed Kickstarters, hundreds of music tech workshops, and is a vital partner of Knowledge Arena. He is also a keynote speaker, author, pianist and DJ with a degree in Music and Literature. As composer and producer for EMI and BMG, Lars has music released worldwide.
Editor: MIKE METLAY is the Editor of RECORDING Magazine, a pro audio periodical published in the USA. His electronic music career began in the late 1970s and he has a large catalog of releases, both solo and as leader of collaborations and music festivals such as mindSpiral and Different Skies. Mike currently lives in Colorado in the USA, and
his website mrspiral.com offers links to his music and more information about his ongoing projects.
Editor: PAUL NAGLE is an electronic musician, author, and synth enthusiast, whose reviews are frequently featured in SOUND ON SOUND magazine. His catalog includes 4 novels and dozens of albums of solo and collaborative material with groups such as Binar, Headshock, and Joint Intelligence Committee. Paul’s library of music is available from synctracks.com, and his electronic music is linked from his bogusfocus.com website (which he’ll fix one day).
Copy Editor: DIANA SMETHURST is an author and magazine editor whose current position is as Copy Editor of RECORDING. She only recently discovered the wonders of electronic music and has released her first album under the name Gypsy Witch. Learn more about her endeavors here.