MATRIXSYNTH: “Steiner’s Workshop”

Thursday, February 16, 2017

“Steiner’s Workshop”

"Steiner's Workshop" from Hounds & Wolves on Vimeo.

This one in via Arturo, via The Playlist.

"'Steiner´s Workshop' is a documentary portrait of a forgotten genius. Part mad scientist, part inscrutable musician, Nyle Steiner is a singular presence in the world of underground inventors.

Beginning as a trumpet player in the 1960s, Steiner's creativity led him to experiment with sounds and machines, developing a series of instruments, including the EVI or Electronic Valve Instrument, a brass-style electronic synthesizer. The EVI's haunting sound and Steiner's expert playing ability sparked the interest of Hollywood and filmmakers like Francis Ford Coppola who invited him to be a part of the recording of Apocalypse Now's soundtrack. For more than 40 years Steiner has been working in his Utah workshop assembling, modulating, destroying and understanding anything he can get his hands on.

In 'Steiner´s Workshop' we get to know the man behind his unusual inventions by spending intimate moments with him and watching his curious mind at work."

Note the Analogue Realities eurorack Synthasystem at the nine minute mark.


  1. Wow, love it! Wish I could meet him sometime (in his basement)...

  2. Filming was a lot of fun. It was amazing to watch Nyle tweak and patch. What a great, humble, brilliant guy. Thanks Nyle.

    I also just want to say I've lost 75 pounds since the filming :)

    D. Ingebretsen...



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