It’s always nice to hear new work from Julianna Barwick in whatever form it appears. Barwick’s music has been an absolute balm for me through the years. Having booked her twice – both in Cincinnati and in Columbia, MO in the beautiful Firestone-Barr chapel – I often think back to the incredible world of sound she creates where heavily composed compositions are left open-ended to create moments of improvisational transcendence. For “Open Master” Julianna Barwick and loads of other forward thinking experimental artists partnered with Moog Music to create music on the new Moog Sound Studio. You can read all about it below,
“On March 30th, Moog Music (Home of the Moog Synthesizer) introduces the Moog Sound Studio, a new semi-modular synthesizer experience that provides all the creative inspiration, educational tools, equipment, and accessories an individual needs to embark on an immersive sonic adventure. Designed for beginners and seasoned synthesists alike, Moog Sound Studio introduces a uniquely comprehensive approach to exploring modular synthesis.
Moog collaborated with seven exciting electronic artists, including Julianna Barwick, Ela Minus, Dan Deacon, Bonobo, Peter Cottontale, Martial Canterel, and Madame Gandhi to create an EP that demonstrates the Moog Sound Studios’ sonic possibilities. Explorations in Analog Synthesis is a new seven-song EP where each track was built around the instruments and accessories included in each artist’s Moog Sound Studio of choice: Mother-32 & DFAM or Subharmonicon & DFAM.”
Of all the reasons to purchase a modular synth, Julianna’s performance on the Moog Sound Studio is a forceful one.