Peak Time

Pure Moods

120 minsFirst aired 10 Jun 2019
Teddy Guerreo

Jean-Michel Jarre, Tim Hecker, Laraaji, Suzanne Ciani and more of our favorite ambient and drone synthesists.

Close your eyes and prepare to let the dreamy sounds of today’s Peak Time wash over you. Leading our foray into the mystic are a stack of legends: Electronic composer and synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani on her work with Don Buchla and her innovations with his unwieldy synthesizer; pioneering French electronic musician Jean-Michel Jarre talks about bringing studio experiments to a live audience; and multi-instrumentalist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma shares the finer points of a 20-year career in drone and ambient. We’ve also got words from ambient-noise sculptor Tim Hecker, meditative producer Colleen, sound-design teacher Gregg Kowalsky and the unlikely duo of Japanese shibuya-kei artist Takako Minekawa and former Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong.


Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Produced by Sara Casella

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