Rock Band: Band of stones

Neil Mendoza has built a machine, connecting the midi controlled electromechanical equipment, producing sounds with small stones. A real Rock Band so…

The rock band is composed of electromechanical instruments that make music with rocks by throwing them through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate. The song that they’re playing, Here comes the sun, is biographical, describing the daily experience of a rock sitting on the ground. The rock band is made up of the following members…
Pinger – fires small rocks at aluminium keys using solenoids.
Spinner – launches magnetic rocks, Hematite, at pieces of marble. Rocks are launched by spinning magnets using Applied Motion stepper motors.
Slapper – slaps rocks with fake leather.
Buzzer – vibrates the plunger of a solenoid against a piece of marble.
The Whole project is controlled by a Computer running a MIDI player written in openFrameworks talking to a Teensy. The machines were designed using Autodesk Fusion 360 and Autodesk Inventor.

Rock Band

Metal Dancing Queen

The Norwegian musicians Leo Moracchioli has a Metal-Version von Abba’s 1976er Disco-Hit „Dancing Queen“ created. He plays all the instruments and sings, dances during the Easter Bunny with his little daughter…

Dancing Queen (metal cover by Leo Moracchioli)

Skull of a seagull as a pickup for a record

And this record is playing - drumroll - Birdsong… :)

A new experimental vinyl playback piece depicting the beak of a seagull skull playing excerpts from a 7″ vinyl of British birdsong; a contact microphone aids with amplification.

Seagull Skull Pickup

Kawehi has stuck with duct tape instruments on the body and pulls playing music through the streets

Tremble has a small sample box and a small Midi-button glued to the body and running in their loop machine makes music through the streets. Urban Music or so…

Has someone ever brought you down? Made you question your worth? When I wrote this song, I was sick of people treating me like some silly woman. I needed a Fight Song – and not a lame one telling me that I’m a good person and to be positive – I’m talking about an I-Am-Woman-Hear-Me-Roar kind of Fight Song. A song I could use to psych myself up, to remind myself that I’m here, I’m strong as hell, and I’m not going anywhere, I!! Of course I wrote it for me originally, so there were lots of cussing:). But I hope you can use it for yourself – no matter what gender or race or how much money you have in your bank account – be your own fucking hurricane!!!

(Not Another Lame) Fight Song by Donna

Who designed this actually snack menus?

That should at least know all city slickers, these unspeakable flyer delivery services around the corner. The Turk just, which is next to Döner also Pizza, Sushi, Parings and Asian Eating to order are: Photoshop Philipp!

Photoshop Philipp and the snack menu | NEO MAGAZINE ROYALE with Jan Böhmermann - ZDFneo

Metallica One in the Middle Ages style

The Belarusian band „Stary Olsa“ covert quite like classic rock music with guitar, Recorder and matching stage outfit. So they have Metallica One or Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication, Pink Floyds Another Brick in the Wall and many others made and that sounds surprisingly good, when rock hits recorder and the famous songs suddenly in a very different guise therefore come…

METALLICA - One (medieval cover by Stary Olsa) Legendy.Live

Analog Glass Ball Sequencer

The interactive Sequencer „SHOUT“ of Yuvi Gerstein is analog and big and looks fun from. For this purpose I like the glass globe light optics and watching the clips you get directly feel like it, a couple of loops to Tinker. Perhaps what fortunetellers?

Tutorial B. Gerstein Gready Yuvi

And here again in the tutorial version:

SHOUT - A large scale midi sequencer by Yuvi Gerstein (Tutorial)

The juggling drummer

This street artist playing on drums, by standing a few feet away from them and the batons raises the drums. One can safely say the also juggling, because the throwing of sticks is as accurate, that they come back and can be caught by him. Later in the clip he then begins yet, playing with his feet. And here he succeeds with his tricks, the beat of Music to keep…


COCK ROACH MOSH: Japanese invent cockroach moshpit

Japan, the land of the rising sun and the unlimited absurdities! Fans of the band „Viscera Infest“ invent completely stupid Mosh variant, the „COCK ROACH MOSH“. The band Viscera plays extremely fast Grindcore and has such beautiful songs like „Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis“ im Repertoire. The fans moshing to this Music, by to lie down on his back and kicking like a tipped cockroach with arms and legs in the air. This looks about as sane from, as it reads – and of course a huge fun for all involved. I want to see the this year at the open-air, Cockroach moshpit! :)

Viscera Infest - Live "Yukemuri Iboibo Burari journey - Warty Vagabonds 2015"

Music Construction Machine

Niklas Roy hat in in Wrocław (Breslau), Poland, a huge, up to amplifiers, built entirely mechanical machine, the generative per crank control Music (A pair Samples on SoundCloud) created. More images, GIFs and Info there is here

The Music Construction Machine is a large, Public, generative music box, which people can operate via a big hand crank. The project is on public display in the Goethe-Institut Pop Up Pavillion in Wroclaw, Poland, as part of the cultural capital program. […]

the music is generated by an algorithm, which is implemented entirely in mechanical hardware, and which iterates through all kinds of possible sequences of beats and tones. Thus, the machine permanently ‘constructs’ new ‘music’ while it is being operated, hence the name “Music Construction Machine”.

Although the hardware determines which tones are played, the operators still have a strong influence on the interpretation and expression of the music, as they can decide how fast they crank and where they interrupt the flow of music.

Music Construction Machine
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