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Re: Who is a Meta Instrumentalist?

Yeah, I can really get behind what this guy is trying to do.  I
contributed to his funding drive as soon as I found out about it and I
look forward to getting my pdf with all his project notes!

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 7:14 AM, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Are you a "meta instrumentalist"?
> What to do when the Softstep flopped and the Gordius Mac editor is due
> next century? While I'm dreaming about dual X/Y lazer control grids in
> the air this guy, Onyx Ashanti, gets his hands dirty building himself
> a kind of controller suite based on an electronics helmet, gaffered-on
> TouchOSC iPhones and a lappy doing PD.
> Stelarc was pioneering this connecting electronics to bodily
> functions. Today he is known for "growing a third ear on his left
> forearm" (!)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stelarc
> I visited a Stelarc gig once but didn't find it to be much about
> music. Follower Onyx seems to apply similar ideas with a more musical
> approach. He describes his goal as "to create the most amazing live
> music performance system ever”.
> One has to also mention Jamie Lidell here. Dusting off those old soul
> poses in a mesmerizing way.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkuiWgPzQwg
> It is fun to see new meta instrument approaches people come up with.
> Hopefully they are based on visions of a new music... ;-))
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se
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