Simon Pyke

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'Sound Bottle' captures audio, automates the remix

<i>Re: Sound Bottle</i> is a music creation device like no other. Designed by a student at Japan's Tama Art University, it's a bottle-shaped device that captures and plays back sounds. Operation seems startlingly simple: to record a sound, you simply uncork the bottle and, so long as noise is detected, …

New bells with old sounds set to ring in Notre Dame's 850th anniversary

French bell foundry Cornille Havard in Villedieu-les-Poeles in Normandy was chosen to design and cast eight replacement bronze bells for the north tower of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, set to be finished in time to ring for the 850th anniversary of the cathedral next year.<p>The new bells will have …

A Gadget That Translates Any Object Into A Sound Wave

The machine, by Denis Paul, scans an object’s contours and translates them into a tune.<p>What does a cardboard box sound like? What about a ceramic clown head?<p>These are the sorts of things Dennis Paul asked himself, before he built <i>An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things</i>. The machine …

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<i>Scanner, aka Robin Rimbaud, is a British artist, composer and sound designer whose works include film scores, installation sound, product sound</i> …

The Centrifuge Brain Project: A Documentary About Impossible Amusement Rides | Colossal

<p>In this brilliantly fun mockumentary from German filmmaker Till Nowak, a man named Dr. Nick Laslowicz from the Institute for Centrifugal Research …

Hacked Record Player Turns Tree Rings Into Music

If you’re a fan of experimental technology, Arduino hacking or post-modern music, this project is going to make you smile. Years is a piece by Bartholomäus Traubeck, and it consists of a record player that plays slices of wood. Yep, you read that right.<p>As you probably know, you can estimate how old …

Daphne Oram's audiovisual music synthesizer, 1957

Daphne Oram (1925-2003) was the co-founder and first director of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, a sound effects and music studio established in the …

Mind-Reading Headphones Play Music Based on Your Mood

Finding the right song to suit your mood can be pretty frustrating, but thanks to the new Mico mind-reading headphones from Japanese company …

Insanely frenetic music composed for player piano

Greg Ross of Futility Closet wrote about composer Conlon Nancarrow, who wrote piano music unplayable by humans.<p>Born in Texarkana in 1912, Conlon …

Max Mathews, electronic music pioneer, RIP

Electronic music pioneer Max V. Mathews died a few days ago at the age of 84. While at BELL Labs in the 1950s, Matthews developed MUSIC, the first …

Music app picks tracks to match exercise heart rate

A computer science doctoral student has created a smartphone app that selects a user's music according to their heart rate, in order to complement …

For The Love Of Drumming

Ever caught yourself doing the air-drums in the middle of a song? Van Halen and WWRY get me to do that all the time. Well, the option of using a …

Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories