Thanks to my good friend Justin KE8COY, I am posting a very interesting link about a fellow who is using old radio test equipment to make music.
The video is very interesting, as is some of the background information he gives about the early history of synthesizers which actually used radio test equipment. That was something new to me. I confess also to being a bit jealous that this musician knows more about operating the old test equipment already than I do! But I digress. (Ahem!)
Here is a bit of info from the site:
In his latest video, German synthesist Hainbach explores an early electronic music technique – making music with test equipment.
Here’s what he has to say about the live performance:
In which I go to the roots of electronic music by playing laboratory tools, among them a 26kg sine generator.
I have had a fascination with test equipment ever since I heard Stockhausen’s early works at university. The challenges the composers of that time faced were unique, both musically and technically. So when I first visited the Waveform Research Center in Rotterdam run by Dennis Verschoor an idea started in the back of my head, that I put into reality over the past two weeks: to have my own test equipment setup to compose on.
This is the very first piece I made with this setup. I still have lots to learn, but I am looking forward to expanding and combining this with tape techniques.
You can watch the video here: http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2019/01/29/making-music-with-test-equipment/
Who knows? Maybe one day I’ll make some music with my old test equipment. That would surely amuse my musician wife! Cheers!