Friday, January 15, 2010

Hamster MIDI! (The Genius of Levy Lorenzo)

My old friend (and one-time band-mate) Levy Lorenzo has always been a shockingly awesome polymath. Among myriad other accomplishments, back in college he built a MIDI sequencer controlled by...yes...hamsters! It's even cooler than it sounds on paper...

Intelligent MIDI Sequencing with Hamster Control from Levy Lorenzo on Vimeo.

Go here for more info about the project.

Bonus: Here's Levy performing an improvisation for teacups and light (!):



And, because I'm feeling extra generous, another bonus (LL performing Roger Reynolds' "Autumn Island" for marimba):

Head over here to learn more about the inimitable Levy Lorenzo.

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