Saturday, 23 April 2011
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Anyone familiar with synthesizers really should also be familiar with Robert Moog. He was monumental in the development of synthesizers and initially made custom built monophonic synthesizers for many of the big bands during the 60's.
I doubt any of the big 80's synth bands would have produced anything without the ground breaking technological developments he made.
Anyway, it's obvious that there's another theme developing here but I'm trying to produce an image with both Walter and Robert in, as they were good friends and Walter Carlos (now Wendy) helped Robert Moog refine the technology as she produced pieces of music using it.
Wendy Carlos had a custom build Moog in her house and much of her incredible soundtracks were produced using Moog technology.
This is my first attempt at drawing Robert. As a stand alone piece it's ok but I haven't quite captured him yet.
Beats drawing Korea for the minute anyway, I need a break from sprawling urban scenery.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
I've been itching to do a piece on Wendy Carlos for sometime. Originally known as Walter, she pioneered the monophonic synthesizer built by Robert Moog and founded the building blocks of synthesized music.
She did the soundtracks for Clockwork Orange and the original Tron, and massively influenced many of the artists using synthesizers today.
I'm probably going to use this portrait in conjunction with a larger image showing some of her equipment.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
To be perfectly frank I'm not entirely sure what this is, but it's clearly for heavy industry. I've noticed it many times as I've walked around Masan, it's particularly striking as it sits on the main road on the way to Chang-Dong where the fish market is.