Monday, September 16, 2013

Produce Percussion

Since the venerable Vegetable Orchestra was featured on this blog, there have been others working to incorporate the botanical into their music. MaKey MaKey, a  DIY site for inventors of all ages, have used simple circuits to create percussion instruments out of produce. By interfacing a simple circuit system with a computer, wonderful piano-esque instruments can be made out of forks and apple halves. Great stuff, people. You can find out more and listen to a delicious performance at

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Birthday Card Out of Season

Happy birthday to John Cage from Sympathies Enlarged

"Artists talk a lot about freedom. So, recalling the expression "free as a bird," Morton Feldman went to a park one day and spent some time watching our feathered friends. When he came back, he said, "You know? They're not free: they're fighting over bits of food."   John Cage