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Pinball Wizardry

Submitted by on January 4, 2011 – 11:33 am No Comment

In this clip from an old episode of Omni (hosted by Peter Ustinov), electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani describes working on the music and sounds for the 1980 pinball game, Xenon – one of the first ‘talking’ pinball games.

Fascinating.

It’s amazing that what it took 2 months to do then now would take a few hours – but at the same time the amount of effort that was put into it gives it a sort of artistic permanence, as opposed to the disposability of music and effects that we produce today.

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