Monday, January 28, 2008

So Much for Job Security...

Below is a link to the Takashima Laboratory at Hosei University in Japan. These people have constructed various computerized instrument-playing robots. I have to admit, it did give me an idea for my thesis proposal. I can see it now...

Konzert für Rote Roboterlippen, die Harfe von Juden, und Orchester (Concerto for Red Robot Lips, Jew's Harp, and Orchestra) by Joshua Thompson

Takashima Laboratory

Friday, January 25, 2008

Star Wars Trumpet Solo

I’m really inexperienced in the “commercial” scene, so if anyone knows how I can get a hold of the performer, I’d kill to get a lesson with her...

Wagner would have wanted it this way.....

You see, there's "hot," and then there's this...which is "really, really hot."

German Brass - The Final Countdown

Play this, then go find some stairs to run up and down, then fight a Russian, then practice.

Bohemian Rhapsody with Mnozil Brass

Just in case you didn’t already run the risk of randomly having this song stuck in your head for months on end, Mnozil Brass makes it possible. This is quite an interesting group, which seems to take the “barber-shop quartet meets brass choir” approach. Enjoy, and try not to get caught whistling the “Mamma Mia Mamma Mia” part in the bathroom...that’s always awkward.