A Conversation with Composer Cliff Martinez

The brains behind the film music for Solaris, Drive and Spring Breakers on his newest bloody project with Steven Soderbergh and more

A Q&A with film score composer Cliff Martinez at Moogfest this year attracted a mix of curious festival attendees and die-hard fans—many of whom cared much more for Martinez’s dark, ambient scores than the actual movie plots. The regular Steven Soderbergh collaborator (“Sex, Lies and Videotape,” “Traffic,” and “Solaris”) has reached even more prominence lately since scoring critically acclaimed films such as Nicolas Winding Refn’s …

Moog Music Factory Tour

Behind the scenes where the famed analog synths are designed, engineered, built and tested

In the hubbub between panels showcasing the future of music composition and performance (like autonomous robots in operas) and outdoor shows by the likes of Giorgio Moroder, we took a breather during Moogfest (the recently revived five-day showcase of music and technology) to take a private tour of the Moog Music Factory. Though Bob Moog (rhymes with “rogue”) was born and raised in New York …

Interview: Museum of Love

Longtime friends Pat Mahoney (of LCD Soundsystem) and Dennis McNany on their new band and very "un-DFA" record

While the much-loved LCD Soundsystem disbanded in 2011, drummer Pat Mahoney has hardly remained idle. In fact, the DFA veteran has literally become even more more vocal in his new collaboration with longtime friend Dennis “Jee Day” McNany (founder of Run Roc Records), going under the moniker Museum of Love. They’ve teased us with the release of their first single—the gritty yet effervescent “Down South”—nearly …