S01.E02 – Subharmonicon


When Moog releases anything, be it a firmware update or a new product, Brae gets all excited and goes into debt trying to acquire it. In this episode, Brae fanboys really, really hard over the release of the Moog Subharmonicon. Along the way, there’s a bit of discussion about the influences behind the Subharmonicon through the lens of history.

We cover:

  • Moog Subharmonicon: the current reviews on YouTube (Look Mum No Computer, Loopop, Hainbach), the influence of the Rhythmicon, and the Trautonium.
  • Early influential electronic composers including; Evangelisti, Stockhausen, Messiaen, Hindemith, Sala, Ciani, Italian Futurist Machines, and more
  • Ethics of software and hardware consumption, manufacturing, etc.
  • Apple’s new Logic X and Macbook Pro release
  • The integers of Energy and Quality and being unafraid of judgement (a follow-up to The White Pube article
  • Economics of electronic music and the possible impacts of COVID-19 on manufacturing
  • DIY Synthesis and the accessibility of electronic music (both software and hardware) including: The Channel at The Arts Centre, Andrew Huang’s guide to modular, Look Mum No Computer’s simple DIY oscillator and Myles Mumford’s philanthropic endeavours
  • Funding in the music landscape, and how curators control the narrative of elitism in music
  • Ian Parson’s 3MT on Stockahusen’s Licht

The Filtered Noise Podcast will regularly discuss approaches to making music, what outside influences have shaped the music of our hosts and guest(s), and give some shout-outs to artists who have done (or are doing) cool things – see ‘Music We Talk About’ below.

We love talking about music. Follow us on instagram @filterednoisecast and you can email us filterednoisecast@gmail.com. Music in the intro and outro is by Bribery : https://bribery.bandcamp.com/


Billy Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

4utechreTwitch Live Stream

Karlheinz Stockhausen – this performance of Studie II by DezvezesDez Heteronimus

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall

Suzanne Ciani – Demonstrating the New Subharmonicon and Concert at Phil Niblock’s Loft

Paul Hindemith 7 Trio Pieces for 3 Trautoniums

Oskar Sala – Elektronische Imprissionen


Reaper Recording Software

Apple Logic X

Moog Subharmonicon

Make Noise 0-Control

Super Collider

Raspberry Pi



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