Monday, December 31, 2007

The Art of Tuning the Hang

Here's a great blog entry about how to purchase a hang:

Here's a paper written by Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer about how to tune a Hang:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Amazing "New" Electronic Music

Check out the instruments these guys are playing:

More info:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Dennis Havlena - "Hank Drum"

This is an awesome discovery for those you (like me) to own a "Hang Drum" by Panart, but can't afford to buy one (last one went for $6K on Ebay).

Dennis Havlena, a legendary DIY instrument maker has invented a poor man's version of the Hang Drum, made out of a new propane tank. You can check out the building instructions on Dennis's website:

There are also several video's on YouTube of this instrument:

Here are some of my favorites:

Here's a ebay auction of a custom one:

Friday, November 02, 2007

CCRMA Concert

Discover the newest directions in music and technology under development at
Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). A
mixture of musicians and engineers present musical installations, interactive
performance environments for acoustic instruments and computer systems,
electroacoustic compositions, and tomato music. All are welcome at this
celebration of all things CCRMA.

Friday, November 9, 2007
8:00pm, CCRMA Stage

Tickets: FREE Admission

The Knoll
660 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

For more info please visit:

For a map please visit:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

NorCal NoiseFest

The NorCal Noisefest is this weekend (Oct 12-14) in Sacramento, CA.

Here's the website with details:

Flickr set of Awesome instruments

Check out this flickr set of awesome homemade instruments.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Stewart MacDonald the best place to buy stuff for Stringed Instruments

I recently discovered Stewart-MacDonald online. They have anything (parts, strings, other stuff) that you could need to build or repair a stringed instument.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Music from a box

I discovered this wonderful example of using sampled sounds to create music. The premise was to give a 3 year old a cardboard box, some rubber band and proceed to record the destruction of the box. The sounds were then sampled from the recording an made into a song.

Here's the link: