I’ve done a little DJing before, and while it’s always more fun to be a little distanced from the dancefloor, you do feel like you’re missing something when you’re removed from the party. If only there was some kind of portable turntable so that you were free to move as you pleased. Well wish no more, as some genius has developed the scratchophone!
Bless Yamaha, they’re really thinking outside the box these days, in between designing glow in the dark iPod-docking electrical motorbikes and now the Tenori-On, a musical sequencer.
From what I can gather, the general gist of the Tenori-On is that it’s fairly similar to that reacTable instrument we wrote about recently which Bjork has been using, in that it allows you to create musical loops and melodies….
An original musical — Joined at the Heart — based on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, is to be streamed live over the Internet via Second Life.
In the real world, the musical has a thirty-strong cast and will premiere at The Junction, Cambridge, from 1st-4th August, and then move to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 12th-18th August.