"Animal Magnetizer" is an interactive musical installation that uses spatial sensing and automated acoustic instruments to allow viewers to collaboratively control the mix and progression of a composition through the presence of their hands and bodies.
The Bricolo mechanical music system allows musicians, composers and DJs to incorporate musical robotics into their performance and recording setups. The kit consists of a variety mechanical modules that users can attach to acoustic instruments or any physical object. A control box connects these modules to a computer or midi instrument, allowing for easy integration with popular music production platforms. The basic set include mechanisms for striking, tapping and shaking objects. The Bricolo “Thing Synth” turns physical objects into tunable oscillators, allowing users to play melodies with them. No custom construction or programming is required, just plug in the modules, attach them to objects and start making music.
Bricolo emphasizes flexibility, allowing users to experiment with different sounds on the fly and make the physical manipulation of objects part of their performances. It invites digital musicians to look up from their screens and view everything around them as a potential sound to utilize. It encourages playful experimentation with physical materials and translates the control and precision of musical sequencing programs into the world of objects.
rehearsal recording preview of Music for the Films of Charley Bowers -- original scores for two silent films by the great comedian stop motion pioneer performed using an ensemble of machines and guitar.
this clips shows a sequence form "Now You Tell One" (1926)
"A wild Roomer" (1926) is also on the program.
this is only about 10% of how crazy these films get.