Electronic Music’s Godfather Isn’t Done Innovating

Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Prince releases ‘Breakfast Can Wait’ music video Korina Lopez, USA TODAY 11:12 a.m. EDT October 13, 2013 Prince fans, breakfast is served. Prince performs in concert in Cincinnati in 1985. (Photo: ROB BURNS, ASSOCIATED PRESS) SHARE 245 CONNECT 41 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE There’s no sign of Dave Chappelle, but there’s a Chipmunk (unclear which one), pancakes and a slew of dancers dressed in black a la Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer’s version) in Prince’s Breakfast Can Wait video. There’s no sign of Prince, either. Chappelle dressed up like him for the satrical lyric video. Who knew Prince had a sense of humor? The official one, out on Vevo now, stars the director of the video, 18-year old Danielle Curiel, plays a decidedly sexier version of the purple superstar. Who is she? Prince’s new protege, it seems. He gave her artistic freedom of the video when he read her proposal for it. About halfway through the video, one of the Chipmunks chimes in.

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And they ended up dancing to it.” Morton Subotnick And Joan La Barbara On Q2 Music’s ‘Spaces’ Credit: WQXR Subotnick’s interest in new sounds goes back a long way. As a child prodigy in 1950s Los Angeles, playing clarinet with symphony orchestras, he sensed that something new was brewing. The miniaturization that led to things like the transistor radio meant you no longer needed a room full of equipment to make electronic sounds. Subotnick and Ramon Sender, his partner in the San Francisco Tape Center (a nonprofit dedicated to tape music), collaborated with electronics engineer Donald Buchla to develop the first compact analog electronic synthesizer. Their goal was to turn people’s living rooms into concert halls. “What I loved about it was I could be in my studio and be the composer, the interpreter, the performer and the listener,” Subotnick says. “It would be like being a painter. I could make my music until I really loved it, just perfect and then it would become a record and go into someone’s home. For me, it wasn’t recording something; it was creating something new for that medium.” Subotnick’s interests in music and technology didn’t end with the synthesizer: He’s moved on into digital media and its interactive possibilities. In 1995, he released a CD-ROM titled Making Music for kids, ages 5 and up, to experiment with sounds on the computer. It sold in the hundreds of thousands. Early last year, he released an iPad app called Pitch Painter, which allows even very small children to “compose” by selecting instruments from different cultures and drawing on the screen. YouTube Subotnick says he believes the making of music can and should be easy and accessible. Even before Pitch Painter became an iPad app, a prototype was installed at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, where it still delights student groups.

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This weeks in studio guest is Orlando band The Cold Start. Thursday, October 17 The Social – 54 North Orange Ave. – Live music from Orlando bands A Brilliant Lie, Blaine the Mono and Burn After Reading with South Florida band Daybreak Embrace for this all ages show. This is A Brilliant Lies CD release show for Waking Vessels. Tickets are $7 in advance and the doors open at 7 p.m. BackBooth – 37 W. Pine St. – Booked Promotions presents live music from Orlando bands The Getbye, The Grizzly Atoms, Hot Hands and Dealing Faro for this all ages show. Tickets are $8 and the doors open at 7:30 p.m. The Haven – 6700 Aloma Ave. – Live music from Orlando band Crowned Rebels. The Imperial at Washburn Imports – 116 E. 1st St. (Sanford) – Live music from Orlando band Maxx Von Shadow at 7 p.m. Tanquerays – 100 S. Orange Ave.