Kim Bjørn - Push Turn Move
Meet the creators and their instruments, and learn how they have shaped the world of electronic music.
PUSH TURN MOVE contains 352 pages richly illustrated with photos, illustrations, and prototypes, and with a foreword by Jean-Michel Jarre.
The book 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.
45 exclusive interviews with artists, designers, and makers, including Imogen Heap, Dorit Chrysler, Suzanne Ciani, Richard Devine, DiViNCi, Laura Escudé, Ean Golden, Axel Hartmann, Larry Heard, Roger Linn, Keith McMillen, Moldover, Jordan Rudess, Dave Smith, Tatsuya Takahashi, 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.
Dive into the ideas behind music gear like synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers, DJ equipment, DAWs, and iOS apps. Explore sections on design principles, control elements, visualization of sound, and concepts such as grids, MPC, multitouch, modular, and much more.
About the author:
Kim Bjørn is an electronic musician, composer, and designer, with a profound interest in the interactions between people, and between people and machines. He focuses strongly on aspects of visual design such as interfaces, corporate design, and organizational branding. PUSH TURN MOVE is his seventh book; it follows six books on visual design and aesthetics. Kim teaches interface design at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and gives regular talks and workshops within the creative field.
Go here for the newest book by Kim Bjørn: Patch & Tweak.