Monday, October 02, 2006



Pipe Dream

Stick Figures

(Hat tip aed)

More YouTube

--->more, more...on the flip side

Pogo Stick

Resonant Chamber

Aqua Harp


Blogger Big Daddy Malcontent said...

The 2nd one sounds like a cross between Bela Fleck and Mannheim Steamroller. lol

6:25 AM  
Anonymous aed said...

Our PBS station has been running "Animusic" for at least the past year. I stumbled on them while flipping through the channels late one night. The animation is so good, first time I saw one of them, I thought someone had constructed instrument-playing robots. Check out their website, They have a whole bunch of 'em, and you can buy them as DVDs, if you like 'em that much.

I just wish I had a fraction of the creativity the creators of these videos have...

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Lane_in_PA said...

Reminds me a little of Andreas Vollenvider (just listened to the Water Harp for the 4th time.)

Thank you, Panda, for sharing that. It's been a long time since I've seen/heard something as creative and new as this.

Well, I had planned on doing domestic chores today, but my electric piano is begging to go out and play with Animusic. How could I say no?


8:06 AM  
Blogger Panda said...

Big Daddy, I hadn't heard of Bela Fleck, very pleasant. Bela Fleck - In Your Eyes Thanks for the tip, I enjoy hearing new (to me) music.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Panda said...

aed, that's exactly what happened. PBS ran them for fundraising purposes locally late last night, I too thought they were real, that somebody had painstakingly created rhythmical machines. Hard copies, if you will, but no, they meticulously created cool graphics. Way cool. I spent another hour watching them on the tubes. I like the xylophone balls.
Thanks for the link, I'll add it.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Panda said...

Thanks, Lane, another one if which I hadn't heard. I looked them up...they have a christmas album coming out too. Interesting. Ascent from the Circle (Couldn't find Water Harp)
That animusic is fun stuff, eh?

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Lane_in_PA said...

Well, Panda, if I could spell, I could have saved you a lot of time.

Andreas Vollenweider -- harp music kicked up a notch. I've listened to him for over 20 years now.

I see that Big Daddy is another Bella Fleck fan. Hey, not only can Bella play a banjo like he's on fire, he is also GOOD LOOKING! (Well, I think he's hot. He can play my banjo anytime he wants.) The album he made with Yoyo Ma is phenonmenal. One of my favorites is "Sinister Minister" on one of his earlier albums. But all of his work is fun, different, refreshing, energizing.

My bad about Water Harp. I meant Animusic's "Aqua Harp" which is on the YouTube list for Animusic. I love the animation with that song as well, it is so engrossing and graceful.

I've only listened to it 20 times as of this comment, and can now play it on my keyboard. This has been one of the happiest Mondays I've had in a long time. My arthritic hands hurt but I don't care. My spirit has been fed.

If you really want to hear something wonderful, sample Michael Hedges "Aerial Boundaries" if you haven't already. It's hard to believe that he is creating all that music by himself on one guitar.

Mucho thanks to you for making this day a very, very good day.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Big Daddy Malcontent said...

If you're new to Bela Fleck, check this out. It's Flecktones bassist, Victor Wooten.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Panda said...

Found it, Lane...(it's a slow load), aerial boundaries, thank you.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Panda said...

Big daddy, that was awesome. Thanks.
Flecktones...I like it.
The beginning of "Stick Figures" reminded me of some of Stanley Clarke's early stuff.
Stanley Clarke NPR Interview (2003)

6:00 PM  

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