This colorful video features sound artist Charles Cohen improvising on a 1970’s Buchla Music Easel. This extremely rare instrument is one of Don Buchla’s 200 series. Buchla (a pioneer of audio synthesis) only manufactured 14 of these units. The entire film was edited from an hour-long set of free improvisation, with audio was taken directly from Charles’ mixing board.
At this time the film is only available online. While you can stream it in HD, it is best viewed on DVD.
Please contact the filmmaker for hard copies if interested.
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There has been a lot of discussion regarding The Easel and Pre orders.
BEMI is awarding ALL DIRECT Pre Order customers with a $350USD voucher to be redeemed at our new webstore. This can be used against your next future purchase for any product.
For example – You have received your new Easel and you now lust for a Skylab System. Simply log in to the Buchla Web Store and use your $350USD against your Skylab Purchase.
Our new web site includes a reward points system where every purchase earns real dollars. These dollars can be used against further purchases at our web store.
This is also retrospective, so all that have received their Easel’s that had pre ordered with BEMI will receive a $350USD voucher.
We hope this helps towards your valued patience in our quest to bring the new Easel to the world.
All existing Pre order Easel people will be required to register at our web store to obtain their $350USD Points reward. This can be done at the time of shipping your new Easel.
*This does NOT apply to future Easel orders
As always, you are free to contact us with any questions..either through our new web site email portal, or directly as below..