Jul 1, 2018
I first heard from Ed Ball when he reached out with a collaboration concept. I was intrigued, looked further into it - and was pretty blown away. Then I talked to Ed, and was even more drawn in. Ed is killin' it by "Painting Music", but in a way that takes direct influence from actual tracks, and has a performative quality that jumps off a canvas.
If you take a look at his paintings (check out https://www.edwardball.co.uk/) and you'll see what I mean. The work stands on its own, but when you hear Ed's story, it's even more interesting. Having Ed describe his passion for sharing fine art is exciting; having him talk about getting an Analogue Solutions Vostok is makes you want to jump to the future. Combining modular synth music with performative painting seems so obvious that I can't wait to see where it goes.
In addition to everything else, Ed is also a dynamic personality - he immediately draws you into whatever he's talking about. It made for a great conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Cheers!