March 27, 2014

Incredibly high quality black & white footage of Kraftwerk’s TV debut -  performing @ Rockpalast in 1970 shortly after forming, what is really fab about this film (apart from the lovely footage of the band) is how much of the audience we get to see during the concert! 

From the Rockpalast Archive
Mixed Media Show
Soest, Germany
Winter 1970

0. Intro
1. Stratovarius
2. Ruckzuck
3. Heavy Metal Kids
4. Improvisation 1

Many thanks to my m8 Peter Swimm for the heads up about this <3 :O)

March 26, 2014

Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums.

<3 + Cheers to my Mum for emailing this over :O)

March 20, 2014

Novumichi Tosa (土佐 信道) of Maywa Denki talks various ace sonic inventions at TEDxSeeds 2010, covering the singing-stylophone-like Otamatone and several singing robots they call ‘Seamoons’ among all sorts of other fun, this talk details a lot of the history behind the lovely sonic-arthouse silliness they have produced over the years <3 :O)

March 17, 2014

YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.

A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.