Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Put / Your Body In Motion

Performance of musical instruments is dance of a sort - (see how Mark Morris positioned Yo-Yo Ma?) - and Polish artist Odaibe's "Portrait of a Ghost Drummer" is a beautiful visualization of the choreography involved in a drum solo.

Motion-capture technology tracks the movement of the drum sticks to create a "visual map."  Et voilĂ .  

Portrait of the ghost drummer from odaibe on Vimeo.

(via this lovely article at fastcodesign)
(originally via 5thingsIlearnedtoday)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our Experiment In Sound / Was Nearly Ready To Begin

No iPhone, no iPad.  I'm fine with it, but everyone knows a 2007 Verizon enV2 (sans internet) does put some limits on my ability to make Bjork-inspired tunes.  How am I supposed to know what all the avant/indie musicians are up to these days?  It seems awfully early to be falling behind in the digital-music world...

Good thing Acousmata is doing the legwork: here is a lovely review of the possibilities for Apps-as-Experimental-Instruments.

Have fun, iUsers.  (Then tell me about it.)