Just found out about this today by chance whilst talking to a friend at a Super Collider talk at SARC - sadly I'll not be able to attend, but it looks pretty special. If you're in Dublin this weekend, you could do worse than to invest some time in checking some of it out. Of particular interest is the Punk Console Workshop and Push Move Click.
PLEASE NOTE: that "crackling" some people are pointing out is an effect, like a bit crusher effect. It was done on purpose to show how the location of your touch effects the sound. You can apply any control parameter you want to each axis of the touch screen. This instrument is not limited to one type of effect. I personally like the sound, but it is subjective like all music is."
This ugly, cutting-edge piece of kit looks like a LOT of fun. No price available yet, and I imagine the response on the fret(?)board might be strange, but it's got some interesting sounds and I'm sure that multi-touch screen can be coaxed into manipulating the notes into territory a normal stringed guitar couldn't get to.
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Back to the Menagerie for another round of bass heavy bouncy fun. The Ecker lads are hosting their 33 1/3 show again. Each DJ plays for 33 minutes then lets the next have a spin. The line up for the night features the following heros/hallions*
Speaking to a co-worker I heard about Live Music Now. He sold it as money for gigs in schools, hospitals and care homes. Preference given to those under 30 years of age. Playing music, and being paid for it is something I'm sure will seem like an amusing concept for some, but apparantly it can happen.
The organisation's website is seriously worth investigating. There is a wealth of information on their outreach programmes with numerous examples of past and future projects.
There's a FAQ section which you'll probably want to read before making any decisions on if it's right for you to be involved, but even if it's not for you it's good to know about and you may want to pass on details to friends or family.