Snow on a contact mic has a soothing sound.
Good thing the window is clean!
Wiping an amplified window.
big spring with contact microphone.
toot toot toot
Today a single key, tomorrow an octave?
Spinning flower sings Mozart!
A hastily-constructed Max patch reads a midi file and turns it into rotation speeds for the motorized flower. Based on the wooden synthesizer and an idea by John Glover.
You can actually see the motor seize up when it tries to hit the high note the second time.
A very large doorbell, made out of stuff lying around the studio.
A horrible, horrible version of Thelonious Monk’s Friday the 13th played on wooden synthesizer.
(This is a cheat – I didn’t make the synthesizer today. Actually, I recorded the song a few days ago too.)
Light goes past the waving cat and bounces off the shiny spinning wheel to the sensor. I cut holes in the wheel to approximate a major scale in just intonation.
It works better with light passing through the holes, but the reflection is more fun.