Archive for February 2015
Hailing from Ithaca, NY, Electric Golem is duo of synthesists James Spitznagel and Trevor Pinch. Together they create generative, modern psychedelic mindscapes. During his daylight hours, Pinch is Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University, and the coauthor of perhaps the definitive book on synthesizer technology, Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer.
Spitznagel is a true techno-polyglot, a digital computer artist, painter, and sonic provocateur who has released all manners of twisted electronica on his Level Green imprint, and continues to raise the bar for circuit-based music as he craftily wrestles with the vagaries of tone, glitch, frequency, and pulsation. Here’s a video of Electric Golem in performance:
Electric Golem has performed at venues as diverse as One Thousand Pulses, Cornell University, art galleries and museums in the Ithaca area. What sets them apart from space-music practitioners is the structure of their pieces. Each suite has separate movements with different moods and pacing that builds to a climax.