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ADE 2019: MusicTalks with Malcolm Cecil

Malcolm Cecil

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Wed, Oct 21, 2020
13:30

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ADE 2019: MusicTalks with Malcolm Cecil

In 2019, we honoured a special ADE MusicTalk by the legendary modular synth-pioneer Malcolm Cecil. Cecil’s music and pioneering techniques will be most familiar to most ears thanks to his work as Stevie Wonder’s personal synth guru, helping sculpt the unique sonic landscape of Wonder’s peerless mid-70s run of albums with T.O.N.T.O. aka "The Original New Timbral Orchestra", the first, and still the largest, multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer in the world. Plenty of electronic music heads will know his influential ambient / soundscape / psychedelic work with T.O.N.T.O.’s Expanding Head Band too. But Cecil has a history as a jazz musician going back to the 1950s, and has worked with legends like Quincy Jones, Gil-Scott Heron and The Isley Brothers along the way. Having him in Amsterdam to illuminate our theme of 100 years of electronic music instruments - bringing some old instruments from his own private collection into the bargain - was exciting for all of us.

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ADE Online is the free immersive virtual experience during ADE 2020. This year's programming features a multitude of live streams, concerts, and shows from the ADE Specials program live in Amsterdam, along with a peek behind the curtain from artists around the world, interactive workshops & masterclasses, DJ sets, artistic cross-overs, an extensive film and documentary program, and other creative endeavors.

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ADE Online is the free immersive virtual experience during ADE 2020. This year's programming features a multitude of live streams, concerts, and shows from the ADE Specials program live in Amsterdam, along with a peek behind the curtain from artists around the world, interactive workshops & masterclasses, DJ sets, artistic cross-overs, an extensive film and documentary program, and other creative endeavors.

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