Radio ditto // Tech, Art & Culture

Campfire // Rodney Orpheus

Feb. 7, 2020

Radio ditto presents Campfire, where we talk to inspiring folk from the worlds of tech, art and culture.

In this episode, we chat with Rodney Orpheus, music tech evangelist, pioneering synth musician and spiritual author. Rodney discusses his upbringing in native Northern Ireland during the civil rights conflict, the secret behind his eccentric name and how three chords enabled him to start his eccentric music journey through punk. He moved to the creative city of Leeds, crashed a birthday party and formed The Cassandra Complex band, who went on to gain huge success in Europe – setting up their own recording studio in Hamburg. Rodney also chats about how he became the tech evangelist for Steinberg, as he helped to create the worlds first ‘Virtual Studio’, making synthesised music accessible, condensing huge mixing desks into computer programs.  

Rodney recommends reading the novel ‘Little, big’ by John Crowley.
Rodney recommends listening to ‘1969’ by Velvet Underground.
Rodney recommends watching ‘The French Lieutenants Woman’ adapted from a novel by John Fowles with screenplay from Harold Pinter.

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