What I like the most about Dylan Martorell is that he does really intricate, beautiful printmaking but seems happiest breaking synthesisers and pieces of rubbish apart and sticking them back together to make musical instruments that look like they could make contact with ET’s home planet. I have a tattoo of a bird that Martorell drew. He’s seen it and is cool with it, but I owe him a meatball wrap.
I hadn’t heard of this instrument until a few months ago — not surprising considering it was only invented eight years ago. It’s refreshing to know that not all new discoveries involve a microchip or some complex wiring system. The Hang is a veritable one-man band — a good player can get the range of [...]
The AirPiano is an innovative musical interface which allows the playing and controlling of software instruments simply by moving your hands in the air. Above the AirPiano is a virtual matrix of keys and faders, each assigned with MIDI messages ready to be triggered. The length of a triggered note is equivalent to the time [...]