Lisa Park is a multidisciplinary artist whose recent work explores incorporating biometric sensors (heart-rate and brainwave sensors) into interactive art.
Eunoia, above, is a performance that uses brainwaves – collected via a Neurosky EEG (Electroencephalography) sensor – to generate sound and manipulate the motions of water. The title is derived from the Greek word “eu” (well) + “nous” (mind) meaning “beautiful thinking”.
The work combines audio synthesis, cymatics, sculpture and performance. Continue reading
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, $129,900 not only buys you a cute one-bedroom home with a nice kitchen & hardwood floors – but they throw in a three-manual, 32-rank, 2,300-pipe organ with a three-manual console.
Keyboard Magazine contacted Michigan Hammond B-3 organ player Jim Alfredson and he visited the house to check this thing out.
Alfredson found that the listing was legit – and he had a chance to shoot some video in the house and to try out the pipe organ: Continue reading
The Tine Organ is a MIDI controlled portable acoustic organ.
Although it sounds like a pipe organ in a cathedral, the sound producing mechanisms are very different. Instead of pipes and a wind chest, it uses electromagnets and steel tines to produce 20 chromatic notes, starting at middle C, with full polyphony. Continue reading
Slaperoo Percussion – a company that specializes in unusual percussion instruments – shared this sneak preview of the SlapStick Didgeridoo – a new instrument that turns the didj into a percussion instrument. Continue reading
Roland has released a series of new videos that offer quick introductions to getting started with their new Aira line of electronic music gear. Continue reading
In this 1986 instructional video, Toto keyboardist & composer Steve Porcaro talks about MIDI basics.
While the video is dated, it offers a vintage demonstration of a 80s MIDI electronic music production set up that was state-of-the-art for its time. Continue reading
Designer Yuri Suzuki (with Dentaku) has released a new video, embedded below, that demonstrates the Ototo electronic music instrument building system.
This video, via The Tuesday Night Machines, takes a look at the Dirty Electronics Mute Synth I – a ‘dirtylicious’ handheld noise synth that’s played by bridging connections on a circuit board with your fingers. Continue reading