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A Foundry podcast
FLOATING POINTS presents the music of Foundry associates as well as information about their work. This series will explore various Foundry projects and present interviews and even live performances. We will be exploring various aspects of electronic and electro-acoustic music, from experimental to ambient and beyond. Each Floating Points podcast is enriched with graphics and links accessible through iTunes during playback.
Subscribe to Floating Points by pasting feed://www.foundrysite.com/podcasts/floatingpoints.xml into your podcast browser (iTunes, for instance, under the advanced menu's "subscribe to podcast"). Floating Points should be showing up in various podcast directories as well, so you could subscribe that way as well. If you don't want to subscribe (though we recommend this... it is free and will automatically tell you when new episodes are published) you can download the files directly from the links below. Be advised, the files are large!
Introducing The Foundry and its experimental electronica: tracks from eM, Egocentric, Jonathan Hughes and Rhomb. Host: M. Bentley
Introduction part 2: we continue our introduction to The Foundry by focusing on various collaborative projects, including tracks by Rhomb, Jonathan Hughes & Mollusk, Forrest Fang, Seofon & vidnaObmana, and Sketch. Host: M. Bentley
A Young Person's Guide to the Floating Point: using examples from the work of M. Bentley (eM, Mollusk), this episode explores methods/approaches for using digital processes to work with a previously recorded track. Something beyond remixing, and not a cover in the traditional sense, we look at what this variety of work might be. Host: M. Bentley
Saul Stokes interview - Part 1: a discussion with Saul about his music and past projects, equipment and approach to composition. This program includes tracks from his Hypnos releases Washed in Mercury, Zo Pilots, Outfolding and Fields, as well as a rare and unreleased track from 1995. Host: M. Bentley. Host: M. Bentley
Saul Stokes interview - Part 2: Our discussion with Saul moves on to his recent work, playing live and his new project Vast. Included are tracks from a 2004 Internet Radio Concert, SUB.TERRA, the Moving compilation, and a preview of 2006's Vast. Host: M. Bentley.
Lazarus - lost tracks revived: We revisit tracks that were slated for CD release, but for one reason or another never made into the world of releases. Some tracks are from shelved projects, some are alternative versions of released work, and all are worth a listen! An exploration of the ambient electronica from Foundry associates and friends Jonathan Hughes, Thermal and Sketch, as well as work from Foundry founder M. Bentley. Host: M. Bentley.
Carl Weingarten and Forrest Fang: These two Bay Area artists discuss the paths that led them into music, their past projects, as well as the work and collaborations that lead them to the 2006 release Invisibility. Included are tracks from their own solo projects as well as earlier collaborations and, finally, Invisibility. Host: M. Bentley.
The history of ATOI: Foundry associate Seofon explores the origins, ideas and music of the Ambient Temple of Imagination (ATOI) through interviews and audio tracks. Host: Seofon