Saturday, March 31, 2007

Yoshi Wada is a sound installation artist living in the US. Wada's works often incorporate the use of drone and are usually performed at very high volume, allowing for the music's overtones to be heard very clearly. He frequently performs his own compositions, which feature much freedom of improvisation, on Scottish highland bagpipe and voice, and also employs a number of homemade instruments. These include "pipe horns" (very long horn-type instruments made from metal plumbing pipe) as well as large reed instruments involving multiple bagpipe-like pipes connected to a large air compressor; due to their appearance, Wada named these latter instruments "Alligator" and "the Elephantine Crocodile". -wikipedia

here's some of his stuff on ubuweb - http://www.ubu.com/sound/wada.html

Friday, March 30, 2007

"Standing at an even 5 feet tall (152 cm), Parton is well known for her large bust and low-cut, tight-fitting costumes. Her short height and thin waist accentuates her 40-inch bustline. She has turned down several offers to pose for Playboy magazine and similar publications. Breast-obsessed filmmaker Russ Meyer wanted to make movies about her." -wikipedia
i love dolly parton.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Oh Bruce Nauman!

This is an interactive website that accompanies Bruce Nauman's sound installation at the Tate Modern. "RAW MATERIALS"

Sunday, March 18, 2007

In the key of W, IF YOU PLEASE

Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a blind jazz musician who could play multiple instruments at once! He also used a small amount of electronics in his work (recorded birds chirping and played them backwards in his performances for example). Not suprisingly, he cites Edgar Varese, one of the fathers of electronic music, as one of his main influences. This is a funny video of John Cage and Kirk mashed together.

**the other two parts:

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Art in the Age of Orbitization

what a piezo disk can do for you!

This article is about this invention called a Neurophone. Basically you place piezo disks on your body and try to listen to music through your skin. Full of new age hippie cosmic energy. Great schematics at the bottom of the page too.
Experimental Sensors

Friday, March 9, 2007