Daily Archives: July 28, 2010

TEDtalk: David Byrne: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve [VIDEO]

As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

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Muziik DJ – Youtube DJing!

Muziic DJ

Now gain the ability to DJ all of the youtube videos you love. Placing them in playlists where you can then mix each song between one another on virtual mixing boards as seen above. This is a great way to learn the basics of mixing music, tempos, effects, and equalizers, while being really fun at the same time.

Move over iTunes – Mozilla’s Songbird is Here

Great article that highlights the features.

One Bit Music – Tristan Perich

1-Bit Music (2004-2005), a project by composer and artist Tristan Perich, probes the foundations of digital sound. Though housed in a CD jewel case, 1-Bit Symphony is not a recording in the traditional sense; it literally “performs” its music live when turned on. A complete electronic circuit programmed by the artist and assembled by hand plays the music through a headphone jack mounted into the case itself.

The device plays back 40 minutes of low-fi 1-bit electronic music—the lowest possible digital representation of audio. Available now from Cantaloupe Music or as a limited art edition.

Perich works with the same chips to create 1-Bit Video and his machine drawings, pen-on-paper drawings executed by machine that explore randomness and order.

The Samchillian – a musical instrument based on relativity

Eitan Shefer’s graduation project from the Bezalel academy of art and design.

http://eshefer.com

An electronic musical instrument which takes Leon Gruenbaum’s samchillian concept and defines a possible product design for it. The challenge was to make an aesthetic, ergonomic, musical product which could be used on stage by a musician.

the samchillian is a new type of musical instrument which uses the concept of relative notes, rather then fix pitches (as in a piano).

http://samchillian.com

The film was made by Eitan Shefer in a collaboration with motion graphics wizard Eric Lerner.

http://www.ericlerner.com

DJ Soulscape – EW

DJ Soulscape blends traditional South Korean music with new wave/hip hop/dance beats. His music is beautiful and dope as fck at the same time.

Along with several close friends, DJ Soulscape founded 360 Sounds, a collection of DJs and artists intent on bringing underground culture to South Korea. More

Benjamin Zander on Music and Passion

Orbs – Sweet Online Sequencer

Takes some getting used to but it’s pretty fun. Create your own or Check out mine 🙂

The BeatBox Cuisine

The Chapman Stick

Emmett Chapman’s unique two-handed tapping method connects the musician more powerfully and more intimately to a stringed instrument than ever before. With both hands as equal partners on the fretboard, each hand can play independent lines, or the two hands can work in concert to form interlaced arrangements.

The Stick method enables live execution of complete musical concepts, from the bass on through chords and melody, to the effects, ambients and sweeteners, greatly enlarging the musical scope.

Guitarists can now play lead lines backed by their own rhythm and counterpoint from all registers.

Bassists can support a group with driving low frequencies while filling in the spaces with chordal upbeats and melodic patterns.

Keyboardists will discover a hundred subtle elements of expression, fingers directly engaging the vibrating strings, and will excel at two-handed independence.

Drummers can apply familiar rhythmic techniques and reflexes to the world of harmony, simply by measuring distances between the hands and between the fingers on each hand.

Even novice musicians discover the ease of making fully realized song arrangements and harmonically meaningful improvs on this minimalistic instrumental design.

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