Live synths and modular madness at Together 5 | Together


Together 5 is going strong, and one of this year’s recurring themes is surely the resurgence of hardware and modular synthesizers.¬†Tuesday night’s Together Sessions at the Lily Pad featured a live synth set from Boston’s Via App, which you can stream a recording of below:

On Sunday at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Together 5 will host a screening of the new modular synth documentary¬†I Dream of Wires. DigBoston recently reviewed the film, praising its insight to the world of these fascinating instruments:

With its excellent narration and top-notch interviews with pioneers and popularizers like Morton Subotnik, Gary Numan, and Trent Reznor, I Dream of Wires gives us a glimpse into the mind of electronically-minded musicians and their often revolutionary perspectives on music, technology, and human ingenuity.

I Dream of Wires screens at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the ICA, and you can buy tickets online now ($8 members/students/seniors / $12 nonmembers / free with Together pass).

If you’re still curious for more, you can also stop by the Lily Pad on Sunday night and catch a live set from Cambridge synth wizard Keith Fullerton Whitman, alongside sets from local experimental psych legends Neptune and Sunburned Hand of the Man.