This video captures a performance by Jay Wasco on his amazing Frankeninstrument, the Fractal Harp. The Fractal Harp combines a 28-string slide harp, a 5-string bass, a USB keyboard MIDI controller with oak keys & the ‘Herb-Alpertron’ pitch-to-MIDI convertor. In the video, Wasco performs Elegant City. Here’s what he has to say about the performance:
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A Rainbow Kitten Christmas by Rainbow Kitten From the land of WTF comes the holiday cheer of Dr. Sunshine’s A Rainbow Kitten Christmas. The album offers Dr. Sunshine’s unique take on Christmas songs, featuring 8-bit chiptune sounds, lo fi vocoder goodness and a heaping helping of weirdness.
From the land of WTF comes this music (?) video, by Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain. It stars Moby and Miley Cyrus, and is basically about what happens when Moby asks a blonde superfreak to steal Miley Cyrus’s brain – which isn’t even hers to begin with. Here’s… Read More Blonde SuperFreak Steals the Magic Brain (NSFW & WTF)
Worth watching: This vintage (1969) BBC program looks at “experimental music education,” of the time. We’re not sure if it’s the most awesome thing ever – or the most disturbing. Either way, it’s a fascinating look at how some of the avant garde musical approaches of the day – including electronics and system music – … Read More Way-back Wednesday: Shoreditch Experimental Music School, 1969
W-Audio today introduced a new MIDI keyboard controller that they describe as ‘a game changer’. The Whole Tone Fixed-width keyboard MIDI controller features a unique keyboard layout that maintains a consistent relationship between black and white keys across the full range of the keyboard. By standardizing the key relationships, the whole tone fixed-width layout makes… Read More New Whole Tone Fixed-width Keyboard ‘A Game Changer’