The Birth of Musique Concrète, part one

I guess I first heard the term “Musique Concrète” when reading and watching videos about The BBC Radiophonic Workshop in my quest to learn about the origins of experimental electronic music. I thought I had a pretty good handle on what that meant – using tape to turn sound into a physical (concrete) form, and […]

Still here!

Hey FLON fans, I sort of took an inadvertent hiatus from publishing for a spell, but I wanted to let you know I haven’t quit. I’ll hopefully be posting an interview or two in the next month or so, here and hopefully at my soon-to-be-live sibling site The new site will present music of […]

Interview with Uladat

FLON: Hi. So first I’d like to ask about the prevalence of Cumbia beats in your work. Though common in a lot of different sounding music from a lot of places in the world, I first found it odd in your kind of atmospheric experimental music. (Maybe that’s just because I’m American and backbeats and […]

Interview With Blake DeGraw

FLON: So, you have a new EP coming out on vinyl that’s all inspired by Phillip K. Dick stories. What about his work inspires you and how did you decide to represent it musically? BLAKE: Well it’s actually crossed the 50-minute threshold in its current form, so I guess we’re out of EP territory. And […]

採訪 Meng Qi

FLON: 您做音乐有多长时间了?是什么让您使用合成器的? MENG QI: 我做音乐大概17年了,其实中间算是停掉了挺久,再做合成器。一开始选择使用合成器是由于使用合成器可以一个人完成音乐的所有部分,后来被合成器在演奏界面和音色上的丰富可能性一直吸引着。 FLON: 您如何描述您的音乐?是什么激励您创作音乐? MENG QI: 大概是两种,一种是自然而然的有感而发,另一种是针对某些具体想法的实验(例如使用特定的声音合成技术、演奏界面等)。关于激励,我想是快乐,主观上表达的快乐,和获得实验结果的知识上的快乐。 FLON: 您喜欢现场表演吗?您多久表演一次? MENG QI: 我喜欢现场表演。目前还没有相对固定的演出时间。不过可以预见的是我会更多的投身到演出之中。 FLON: 您是如何学习制作合成音乐的?您做的第一个合成音乐是什么? MENG QI:我一开始是尝试制作网上的一些开源电路设计,接下来学了一点模拟电路和 Arduino。我第一个做的电路是一台 APC,而且当时通过读芯片的说明书自己加了个调频输入,还成功了,增长了很多的信心。当时是我媳妇帮我焊的,其乐融融。这个十年前的视频就是这台小机器: FLON: 那么,我们期待听到您即将来临的表演和您的新设备。 您可以在以下地址了解更多关于孟奇的合成器和音乐: YouTube

Frank Meadows Interview

​FLON: Let’s talk first about Currence, an album with an accompanying book. What led you to this concept, and how do the two mediums inform eachother?  Frank: That release was one of a string of book-digital download releases coordinated by my partners and close pals at Cairn Desk. Most of my life as a music consumer I’ve […]