Sunday, March 25, 2007

Theremin-The Swan

Theremins are often associated with scary movie soundtracks. This is a little unfair. They are very expressive instruments that also do well with other types of music, including classical. The Swan by Camille Saint-Saenz is a piece that seems to be uniquely suited to the expressive qualities of the theremin.

The Swan-Masami Takeuchi on Theremin

Friday, March 16, 2007

Kinetic Sculptures by Theo Jansen

Some Theo Jansen Sculptures

Rhinoceros by Theo Jansen

Computer Simulation of Theo Jansen's Mechanism