Book Recommendation: PUSH TURN MOVE (by Kim Bjørn)

PUSH TURN MOVE – one of the best and most comprehensive synthesizer books ever. And one of the most unusual ones. Strictly speaking, PUSH TURN MOVE is not just about synthesizers, but about all kinds of sound machines and controllers for electronic music. And strictly speaking, it is not so much about the musical strengths of the instruments, but about their FUNCTIONALITY and DESIGN.

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Author Kim Bjørn is a Danish designer, published author, electronic musician and composer. He has previously authored and co-authored six books about graphic design, published several audio-CDs and performed over a hundred electronic ambient concerts around the world. He educated as a graphic designer many years back and has given lectures and talks on interface design all over Denmark, and especially at the Danish School for Media and Journalism.

PUSH TURN MOVE, his latest masterpiece, is the new design book on electronic instruments. It contains 352 pages richly illustrated with photos, illustrations, and prototypes, and with a foreword by electronic music visionary Jean-Michel Jarre.

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

PUSH TURN MOVE celebrates the art and science of interface design in electronic music by exploring the functional, artistic, philosophical, and aesthetic worlds within the mysterious link between player and machine.

The book contains 45 exclusive interviews with artists, designers, and makers, including Suzanne Ciani, Axel Hartmann, Roger Linn, Jordan Rudess, Dave Smith and others, along with well-known music industry brands like Ableton, Arturia, DJ TechTools, Elektron, Korg, Make Noise, monome, Moog, Native Instruments, Novation, Propellerhead, Roland, Teenage Engineering, and Yamaha.

Push Turn Move - Synthesizer Book

Highly Recommendable!

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PUSH TURN MOVE
Interface Design In Electronic Music

352 pages, hardcover
Foreword by Jean-Michel Jarre

Price: 550 DKK / approx. 87 USD / 74 Euros + shipping
Order at: www.pushturnmove.com

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“Es genügt, einen Ton schön zu spielen” sagte der Komponist Arvo Pärt im Jahre 2005. Diese Aussage ist ebenso einfach wie ich auch exzellent: Es braucht kein Meer an Tönen, denn entscheidend ist der Klang. Dass so mancher Vintage-Synthesizer der 70er und 80er Jahre teils unerreicht hochwertige Klänge liefert, steht außer Frage. Doch tatsächlich leben wir “heute” in einer nahezu perfekten Zeit. Einerseits hat man – mehr oder weniger – noch Zugriff auf die Vintage Analogen, andererseits wird auch bei Neugeräten die wichtige Komponente des hochwertigen Klanges wieder zunehmend berücksichtigt. Doepfer, Cwejman, Synthesizers.com, MacBeth, Moog, GRP, Studio Electronics, COTK, John Bowen und andere Hersteller bauen hervorragende Synthesizer, die den “Klassikern” in nichts nachstehen. All diesen (alten wie neuen) “großartigen” Instrumenten ist Great Synthesizers gewidmet. _________________________________________________________ In 2005 composer Arvo Pärt said: “Playing one tone really well is enough”. In other words, it is sufficient to play one tone 'beautifully'. I agree with that. All musical efforts are focused on the sound itself. Although I studied classical music (piano and drums), it’s the electronic sound that inspires me. Synthesizers are the epitome of new sounds and exciting tonal spheres. Today, many companies produce high-quality - excellent! - synthesizers: Doepfer, Cwejman, MacBeth, Moog, GRP, Synthesizers.com, COTK, Studio Electronics, John Bowen and others. It's their products I'm really interested in ... apart from Vintage Synthesizers, which I have been collecting for 20 years. Subsequent to our former websites Bluesynths and Blogasys, Peter Mahr and I have now created GreatSynthesizers. We hope you like it.