YouTube Clip: World (Wii) Percussion

February 23, 2010 4:12 pm in World by mark wessels

It’s pretty fascinating how far computer-aided performance can go.  Here’s a Wiimote-controlled robot that (at least according to Popular Science) will make “Human Hippies obsolete.”

Not sure I’d go that far – but still very cool!

A word of thanks to the Zildjian tweet for this one.  Let us know what you think!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b-tWK6AeLY

The man behind the machine, Patrick Flanagan, is a composer who cites music theory, music cognition, and machine learning as the three “chin-stroking disciplines” that influence his work. He created Jazari with a nod to Al-Jazari, a polymath of the Arab world in the 13th century who supposedly created the world’s first robot band.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm435icmFSQ