I was involved in a few events at the Festival of Music for People and Thingamajigs in Oakland, California:
- Saturday 12-2: Circuit-bending* party at The Crucible to make instruments for Sunday. Bring an electronic musical toy to sacrifice!
- Saturday 5:30-6:30: Artists’ talk at Rock Paper Scissors Gallery along with Stewart Port and Edward Schocker.
- Sunday 1-2: Noise parade at Lake Merritt using the instruments we made on Saturday! Starting neat the sign at the entrance to Children’s Fairyland (Also check out Betsey’s installation which was at the same spot from 4-6).
I’m quoted in a wired.com article about the Handmade Music events and homemade instruments.
“There’s already a lot of crap music in the world and it hasn’t killed us.”
More at wired.com, 9/27/07.
Here’s LEV again, because one “Crazy” wasn’t enough.
Lev plays Patsy from ranjit on Vimeo.
(also on youtube)
Here’s LEV, my theremin-playing robot first seen at Artbots 2003, playing a familiar song with the help of the newly built thumpbot and an obsolete synthesizer.
Lev and Thumpbot play “Crazy” from ranjit on Vimeo.
(also on youtube)
They don’t play so well, but what do you expect from robots?
Time Out NY magazine has a small feature about handmade music nights at Etsy Labs, and it includes a little bit about me and a photo of one of my handmade music gadgets.
Etsy Labs, Create Digital Music, and Make Magazine have been holding a series of handmade music nights at Etsy’s Brooklyn headquarters, where people share the musical gadgets they’ve made. It’s just been featured in Time Out NY (scan). CDM’s got nice wrapups of the first (with video, including me!) and second events.
Here’s a video of the wind-up noisemaker I made for the second handmade music night:
Six keys, four springs, one knob from ranjit on Vimeo.
I’ll be participating in the 10th Annual Festival of Music for People and Thingamajigs in Oakland, CA, September 28-30. This is one of the thingamajigs I’ll be bringing. This is another.