02.08.13 by Jeff

The Seaboard Piano by ROLI

ROLI sensory, elastic and adaptive seaboard piano

This is so cool. ROLI’s new Seaboard Piano allows users to make three-dimensional gestures to control the pitch, volume, and timbre. You should just watch the videos below, it will make more sense!

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08.12.08 by Jeff

Victor Borge

I was flipping through the channels yesterday and I ended up watching a fascinating documentary about Danish pianist (and comedian) Victor Borge. I realised that I had seen many of his routines on television over the years, but it really hit me yesterday just how insanely talented he was.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvUbrbFdJ8g[/youtube]

This is footage of Victor Borge and violinist Anton Kontra improvising during a spontaneous encore. The music suggested for the encore is a selection that Borge had heard but never played before. Incredible! They are like two jazz musicians conversing with their instruments.

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