Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sonic SLOrk Sculptures

The all-new Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) presents an afternoon of music and sonic installations performances, among the statues and under the canopy of the New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Stanford University. This first-ever outdoor laptop orchestra concert features works by members of CCRMA/SLOrk, Scott Smallwood, Perry Cook, Dan Trueman, and SLOrk director Ge Wang.

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2008
WHERE: New Guinea Sculpture Garden, Stanford Campus, Palo Alto, CA
WHEN: 3pm
Admission: FREE

New Guinea Sculpture Garden
450 Santa Teresa St
Stanford, CA 94305

For more info, a full updated concert calendar and a map please visit:

Monday, April 07, 2008

How Precolumbian Whistling Jars Work

I found this fantastica article on pre-Columbia whistling jars on the ceramic musical instruments yahoo group. This article, by Brian Ransom explains how the jars are built and how they function. I've never seen or heard one, but now I am very curious.

Link: http://home.eckerd.edu/~ransombc/enigmaofwhistlingwaterjars.htm

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Downstream Hang Meditations

Here's a really nice video with Hang Drum played from the CD "Hang Meditations" by Pete Barnhart and Ron Kravitz on Digital Alchemy Music www.damusic.biz

Friday, April 04, 2008

Musical Furnishings Percussion Table

Here's a super cool new product from Musical Furnishings. It's a musical table with interchangable instrument panels. It's called the Rumba Series. It's available in 4 sizes (2x2, 2x4, 3x3, 4x4). Prices range from $800 to $2900.

Link: http://www.musicalfurnishings.com/