Violinist dubs Super Mario Brothers game

24 06 2010

TEPPEI OKADA





Two Renaud Hallée Videos = Must See!

23 04 2010

Title: Sonar
Description: “Falling objects synchronized to produce rhythm”

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/5324878%5D

Title: Gravity
Description: “Rhythmic cycle w/ abstract animation”

[Vimeo http://vimeo.com/6111739%5D

– By Renaud Hallée





James Mylne takes on the BiC® Cristal® Challenge

22 04 2010

BiC® Cristal® unveils the results of a challenge to artist James Mylne, to recreate a well known masterpiece using just one BiC® Cristal® pen. The reproduction of The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, took artist James approx 90 hours to complete, but thanks to its long writing length and oil based ink, just a single pen was needed to finish the work.

– BiC’s website that challenged James.
– The Awesome Astounding Artist: James Mylne





Phil Hansen Compilation

12 04 2010

If you haven’t heard of Phil Hansen then you are missing out on some of the most unbelievable art of this century. Phil has an uncanny art vision that probably hasn’t been seen since Van Gogh graced this Earth (Okay, that statement may be an exaggeration but man is this guy talented! Just check out Phil’s work below and I am sure that you will agree!)

A video about Phil:

Phil’s Works of Art:

Name: Bruce
Created: 3-2007
How: By dipping my hands in paint and hitting the canvas.

Name: Influence
Created: 1-2007
How: The pictures below were painted one on top of another on my torso.  Then the entire piece was peeled off and the portrait above was cut out.

Name: Jimi Hendrix
Created: 8-2007
How: Colored matches white and black, then arranged them to create the portrait. It was then set on fire.

Name: Che
Created: 12-2006
How: Made by painting the quote “Words that do not match deeds are unimportant”.

Name: Lance Armstrong
Created: 4-2008
How: This picture was made by dripping paint on the tricycle tires and riding around on the canvas.

Name: PB&J
Created: 2-2007
How: Made with Peanut Butter and Jelly on bread.

Name: Paul
Created: 6-2005
How: This portrait of a homeless man that lived down the street was made by stepping in paint and walking over the canvas.

Name: Interpretation number 1
Created: 5-2006
How: This picture of Rosa Parks was made by making photocopies of the Bible and placing the pieces in layers.  Then lights were built into the frame behind the picture.  When the lights are off you see the picture on the left, if the lights are on you see the picutre on the right.

Name: Grammy
Created: 8-2008
How: This piece is the official video/poster of the 51st Grammy’s.

Series: Goodbye Art was a project that lasted a year.  I destroyed the art or let the art destroy its self.

Name: Yo Quiero
How: Nacho cheese sauce

Name: Who is the next to fall?
How: Needles on canvas.

Name: Obama Vs. Fly
How: 2,500 fake flys

Name: Secretary of Fate
How: Fake money and real money = totaling to $545.

Name: Money money money
How: Made with fake money

Name: Forced into Chemo

Name: Swine Flu

Name: Flooding

Name: Fire Fire Fire

Name: Octomom

Name: House of Cards

Name: 75% Christian

Name: Drunk Finance Minister – Soichi Nakagawa

Name: Death (30 years later)

Name: Hudson Plane Crash Hero vs. Bird

Name: Hopes and Dreams for Obama

Name: Final Days of Bush

Name: Facebook War on Nipples – Art Happening

Name: Follow-up to the above video

Name: A Moment

Name: 48 Women

Name: Local

– All by Phil Hansen





Diego Stocco, a natural work of art…

9 04 2010

“I always liked bonsai trees, and I was curious to try the approach I used for “Music from a Tree” on a smaller scale, so I bought a bonsai and recorded this little experimental piece.

To determine the key I used the lowest note I could play and recorded the rest around it.
Besides playing the leaves, I used bows of different sizes, a piano hammer and a paint brush.
As far as microphones I used my Røde NT6, a customized stethoscope and tiny MEAS piezo transducers.

I played all the sounds and rhythms only with the bonsai, I didn’t use any synthesizer or samplers to create or modify the sounds. I hope you’ll like it.”

“In the garden of my house there’s a tree with lots of randomly grown twigs. It looks odd and nice at the same time. One day I asked myself if I could create a piece of music with it.

To tune the tree I picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by trimming them with a pencil sharpener. I used two Røde NT6 and a NTG-2 as microphones, combined with a customized stethoscope.

I recorded the tracks live on a Pro Tools LE system. I didn’t use any synthesizer or sampler to create or modify the sounds. All the sounds come from playing the tree, by bowing the twigs, shaking the leaves, playing rhythms on the cortex and so on.”


“Few weeks ago I visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, I had an idea in mind for an instrument I wanted to build. My curiosity was to hear the sound of violin, viola and cello strings amplified through the body of a double bass. I came up with a quadruple-neck experimental “something” that I thought to call Experibass.

To play it I used cello and double bass bows, a little device I built with fishing line and hose clamps, a paintbrush, a fork, spoons, a kick drum pedal and a drum stick. I hope you’ll like it!

Thanks to luthier John Wu for providing me the parts, even though I warned him that I was probably going to create a ‘monster’.”

“I had some sandbags in the backyard that I used in November during a rainy day. I was moving them to a different spot when I heard the noise of the sand. I thought that maybe I could try a new sound design technique so I bought some piezo film transducers and started to experiment with them.

The entire track is created only out of tuned sand tones. No additional sounds or waveforms.
I emphasized the inner notes of the sand grains and mapped them on a sampler as a series of instruments. The grooves are all played live with various techniques, including taping two piezo films to my fingers.

I’d like to dedicate this work to Mike Oldfield. When I was a child I listened to his music and it opened my mind. That experience triggered my life passion to create the means to access sounds we’ve never heard before.”

“A short abstract piece created during one of the sessions I did for an upcoming project.
I used an old dismantled piano, antique zithers collected in the past few months and metallic wind chimes. Played with piano hammers and a dulcimer bow.”

“The LCO is an instrument I assembled when I was creating the score for “The Conduit”. I used it as a starting point to create a variety of bass sounds, ambiences and strange noises.”

– Everything By Diego Stocco