Category Archives: experimental

Zeusaphone!

What’s the next logical step after you’ve constructed a Tesla coil that plays music?

Program it to play themes from Super Mario Brothers and Tetris, of course!

http://www.hauntedfrog.com/gt/movies/2007/duckon/SingingTeslaShow.html

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Classic John Cage performance


(courtesy of boing boing and WFMU) – John Cage performs “Water Walk” on this classic 1960 clip from the gameshow “I’ve Got A Secret.” Instruments used in this piece include a prepared piano, four radios, a bathtub, water pitcher, pressure cooker, seltzer bottle, a rubber duck, and much more.

My favorite part of the pre-interview would have to be when host Garry Moore (no, not THAT Gary Moore) asks: “Mr. Cage, these are nice people but some of them are going to laugh. Is that alright?”

Cage’s response: “Of course. I consider laughter preferable to tears.”

Click here to watch it on YouTube, or visit WFMU’s entry to download the video and watch it over and over (like I’ve been doing).