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.
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 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
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