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Bang the drums and Stomp Your feet. Community Rhythm - Drum Circles
The Saw Lady, musician/street performer Natalia Paruz, plays the original Star Trek theme song on the musical saw.The Saw Lady, musician/street performer Natalia Paruz, plays the original Star Trek... more
Have undiscovered talent? Why not market yourself using www.rise2fame.com? Today could be the day you get discovered!Have undiscovered talent? Why not market yourself using www.rise2fame.com? Today could... more
The interface is like a tweaked out Stylophone. The user has contact points on his finger. When these points make contact with the board, the sound is triggered. What’s interesting is that this device is multitouch, unlike the monophonic input on the Stylophone.
Since there are no buttons, I assume there is no velocity sensors (for volume control based on how hard a key was hit for instance), but this keyboard does have something else really cool… It appears that touching the same note at different points on it’s Y axis will generate different timbres.
At the top of the board is one long touch interface. Instead of having discreet notes, the user slides continuously from one note to another. These notes line up with the keys below, so if you slid from a low C to a mid C on the slide, you could drag your finger down the X axis to land on the middle C key.
What’s really amazing about the sliding board is that is also polyphonic. I’ve never seen any sort of ribbon control or touch pad that handled multiple notes like this before.
This was all the info I could find on this thing, seeing as how I don't know what it's called. If anybody else can find something, I'd greatly appreciate it!The interface is like a tweaked out Stylophone. The user has contact points on his... more
DJ's who love the feel of scratching and mixing vinyl are abuzz over a rumor that the legendary Technics 1200 turntables are soon to be antiques.
The rumor started circulating late last week on Australian DJ message boards that manufacturing parent Panasonic had issued a statement blaming “low sales globally in analogue turntables” for the demise of the Technics 1200 and 1210 decks. It is claimed that Panasonic will cease production in February 2010.DJ's who love the feel of scratching and mixing vinyl are abuzz over a rumor that... more
If the earth could make music, what kind of songs would it sing? This crazy contraption, called the Terrafon, actually lets us find out the answer to that question! Designed as a huge turntable tone arm and transducer, this musical instrument plays the earth like a big gravelly vinyl record. Artists Olle Cornéer and Martin Lübcke premiered it as part of a performance entitled “Harvest” at the Volt Music Festival in Sweden. Read on to check out the video of these determined choir musicians as they drag the big wooden tool-of-music through the Swedish countryside.
Source: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/11/14/terrafon-plays-the-earth-as-an-instrument/If the earth could make music, what kind of songs would it sing? This crazy... more
Shawn Feeney is a musician and former forensic artist who combines musical instruments with people to create off-kilter and clever sketches. Feeney sees musical instruments as an extension of one’s body – prosthetics for body parts we never had which can extend and transform our voices, gestures and exhalations. Feeney’s art poses the simple question of ‘what if the prosthetics were unnecessary?’ His art series imagines bodies with musical anatomies while paying tribute to a variety of musical genres and legendary musicians.Shawn Feeney is a musician and former forensic artist who combines musical instruments... more
this is a pretty awesome group of accordion photos.
please, the accordion goes with geekdom like peanut butter on jelly!
I like Star Wars. No - actually, I love Star Wars. I also quite like this weird instrument I sometimes see a guy playing in a subway on my way home from work, called a Chapman Stick. Whatever it is I’m certain it’s near impossible to play, so no small feat is being achieved here by belting out the Cantina song from Star Wars.
Star Wars + Chapman Stick = Well good innitI like Star Wars. No - actually, I love Star Wars. I also quite like this weird... more
Oh the possibilities! I've always wanted to be musical and now, literally, I can be!
And looks like the perfect gift for nudist band campers...Oh the possibilities! I've always wanted to be musical and now, literally, I can... more
A pub in Freiburg, south Germany has installed three tenor horns as urinals. Martin Hartmann the landlord said, "Most people see the funny side but we've had a few complaints from musicians".
At least the tenor horns have a lot of room to aim at. Imagine if they'd used clarinets.A pub in Freiburg, south Germany has installed three tenor horns as urinals. Martin... more
Tuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch or listen to the show on Tues, Thurs & Sats here at WWW.UNITEDKINGDOMTALK.CO.UK
In today's show :
I'm going to be a daddy again !
A clean healthy way of living.
How georgous you are !
The mother is hiding.
The fitter we are ....
Germination has taken place.
Sticking out teeth.
A little black head and a yellow beak.
He doesn't look like a horse.
Prevention is better than cure.
It's not that I couldn't be bothered.
Too late to emigrate.
Sitting on the eggs.
Katie is watching.
Obey the Daleks.
Santa on his sleigh.
I gotta measure it !
Your rear end on fire.
He's Off school report !
Monte & the fly.
He's been scoring goals.
Joe is vey quiet.
Salt & strokes.
The smiling faces of Sunflowers.
I hate heights.
A little help from neighbour Chris.
Crisps or celery ?
Peppers.Basic or normal ?
The door, the phone !
A little parcel.
Need help from Brenda.
The bar with the glass floor.
www.chrisreardon.co.ukTuesday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch or listen to the show... more
Hobnox Audiotool is a free online electronic music studio based on emulations of Roland drum machines and synths. The graphical user interface is based on an unlimited sized desktop.
I can't even begin to describe how cool this is, so click on the link and start composing your electro masterpiece!Hobnox Audiotool is a free online electronic music studio based on emulations of... more
"It was like a low-stakes X Prize for music as musicians, inventors and hobbyists competed against each other in the first annual Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech for cash prizes of $10,000.
More than 60 people applied, and 25 were chosen to show off a stunning variety of musical instruments of their own devising.
The judges — Harmonix co-founder Eran Egozy, Georgia Tech professor Parag Chordia and Wired.com's Eliot Van Buskirk — had to evaluate a diverse field of worthy competitors. Meet the contestants and judge the instruments for yourself.""It was like a low-stakes X Prize for music as musicians, inventors and hobbyists... more
Thursday's edition of my three times a week talk show. Watch the show here on CURRENT TV on Tues, Thurs & Sats.
In today's show :
A positive outlook on things.
I have lines.
Not many £'s left.
Led by creativity.
A very late night.
Orchestra's on the television.
You're country needs you.
We are hoarding.
Don't save money on health.
My manager goes skiing.
Don't worry about the English.
One of my dreams.
Under the mattresses.
Katie is very close.
A small carton of chips.
A baked bean can.
Any questions for someone in a motorised wheel chair ? Send 'em in.
A bit tight.
It will open automatically.
So much facial surgery.
Wads of £50 notes.
Stop looking in your parents cupboards.
It's on the back seat.
Listening without judgment.
A rapper thing.
Someones mum likes me !
Thomaz doesn't have time.
Hood up to visit the toilets.
Not everything is cureable.
My bottom lip.
Flashing the camera.
NHS dentists and how they charge.
Be careful who you tell.
Go and chat them up.
Use less fossil fuels.
WWW.UNITEDKINGDOMTALK.CO.UKThursday's edition of my three times a week talk show. Watch the show here on... more
As we traveled thru Europe looking for unique Christmas gifts made by hard working artists, we ran across a street musician playing the Hang Drum.
Created in 2000, the Hang (pronounced "hung") is one of the younger musical instruments. It comes from Bern, Switzerland and It was the result of many years of research on the steel pan and many other resonating percussion instruments from around the world: Gong, Gamelan, Ghatam, drums, cowbells, MUSICAL Saw and more.
In the Bernese language, Hang refers to the human hand, as in "hand-drum." This percussion instrument is comprised of two metal hemispheres bonded together: the DING side and the GU side.
The DING side CONTAINS 8 tone fields which together form the "tone circle" (scale or mode). This circle surrounds a central dome, called the DING (which sounds like a Gong).
On the GU side, there is a hand size hole (called the GU) for sound resonance. The GU can be played like an udu, or used to modulate the sound of the DING.
There are many ways to invite the Hang to sound: with fingertips, thumbs, and the heel of the palm - and a mix of all three. Most of the time, the Hang sits on the player's knees, but you also could play it on a drum stand. Players can let their hands and their feelings discover how to play. Indeed, there are no rules for playing except one: the joy of music!
Udu-like sounds are produced with the air resonance, the sounds of the clamped shallow shells sound like bells or harmonically tuned steelpans. The inner note on the bottom dome is the bass note, and when played in a dampened way allows change in pitch like a talking drum. Seven to nine notes are tuned harmonically around a central deep note.
The result is a beautiful mixture of sounds that resonate within you and outwards to the Universe, in my experience at least! Maybe it would you, too. btw, sorry for the last few seconds, the sound dropped out, but with the cam I had, accidentally covering the mic is not hard! But still you get a decent amount of time to hear it!
Peace, Light and Love and Happy and Safe Holidays to all Current citizens as well as our friends from the USA to Israel and Palestine as well as Throughout Europe. Our wish this season is that World Peace will happen this coming New Year, starting with Peace in the Mideast.
The picture used here is one I took in Switzerland and is the Peace Light that has been burning for about eight years and has traveled all over Europe. Switzerland has it every year.
Peace is for all,
Our light is bright
Our Love is Tough Love sometimes,
But our intentions are Love and Peace for all.As we traveled thru Europe looking for unique Christmas gifts made by hard working... more
The Zoybar takes the idea that stringed instruments share many features in common, and fuses these features into a single instrument, allowing the user to change what they're playing at will, with interchangeable parts that can convert into a wide range of different music makers from all over the world. Sounds like a cool idea, but wouldn't simplification potentially mean a worsening of sound quality - or even making them all sound pretty similar? Will believe it when I see it in action, but I'd certainly like to see it.
The Zoybar goes on sale in January 2009.The Zoybar takes the idea that stringed instruments share many features in common, and... more
A cute story about an engineer, a girl and music with a solar twist.
4 years ago