David Edren

David Edren is the real name of the man behind the long-running and synth project DSR Lines, and his disguise to explore theme-based (non-modular) sound synthesis. Last year he released the piece Electronic Gamelan Music (Social Harmony, 2017) in which he redefines the exotica style using midi-controlled patterns. The soothing and slowly transmutating compositions channel mind burning micro-experiences, and are one of the best current experiments in new age.
20 February 2018 | AG 11

Last edition featured a lengthy interview with David Edren, in which we had a conversation on  his new tape Electronic Gamelan Music, that was presented on the Lede Hills 9 0 5 0 event in October. He provided for this edition a more poetic take on his inspirations.

PLANTS never cease to inspire, PLANTS never cease to inspire with their various shapes, forms, textures, rhythmic balance and repeating patterns.  In May 2015 I released some music for the Mimosa Pudica and Codariocalyx Motorius plants, one of the few plants on earth able to move their leaves fast enough so it's clearly visible to the observer. For this project I was, like many artists before me, inspired by the botanical world and aspired to make sounds that reflect a sensitivity towards plants. 

In August 2016, on my way to a second residency at the Elektronmusikstudion in Stockholm, I visited various botanical places in Sweden. Namely the amazing Botaniska Trädgård of Göteborg, the Uppsala University's Botanical Garden and Linnaeus Garden amongst others.

I documented the trip for the Earth.Rope.Pot.Plant project by Sigrid Volders and Narelle Dore; a selection of these photographs can be found on their website:

“The plant never lapses into mere arid functionalism; it fashions and shapes according to logic and suitability, and with its primeval force compels everything to attain the highest artistic form.”
— Karl Blossfeldt