Friday, November 18, 2005

Virtual Percussion for Frame drums

I learned about this site from the Framedrummer listserv at Yahoo. Pascal Fricke created these virtual drums (made with shockwave), that play the various tones of the drum as you move your mouse around. A virtual tonbak, a virtual Darabukka, Tar, Bendir, a virtual Ghatam, Riq, Marocan Derbouka and Turkish Darabukka. It's really cool, especially to demo a drums sound to someone when you don't have your drums available.
Also, while you're there check out Pascal's Music.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Great Article on Ken Goldberg

Here's a great article on Ken Goldberg. I met Ken 10 years ago when he was working on his Telegarden project. I was an applications engineer at that time and Adept Technology was the manufacturer of the robot that Ken used for the telegarden projects. Ken has been involved with many web-based telepresence projects over the years, and he's also an interesting artist.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Great little "Jam movie" on Atom Films

You've got to check out this awesome little film (about six minutes) on Atom Films. Works best on high speed: