Thursday, November 09, 2006

Fantastic machine

I first saw this video when friend emailed it to me with the question, I know its mechanically possible, but is it musically possible?

To me, the question should be the other way around. Musically, the piece is possible, but mechanically, I doubt we have the technology to do this.

But what a feat of animation it is. I'm in awe. If anyone knows where this comes from and/or where I can see the whole thing, please let me know.

8 comments:

Peter said...

The video is from here: http://www.animusic.com/index.shtml

Nice one!

Peter Garner said...

Thanks, whoever you are!

Peter Garner said...

Just ordered both DVDs. Can't wait!

Carol said...

Thanks for posting this. It's lots of fun; makes me feel like a kid.

Vince said...

A friend sent me the video attachment... I thought it was a terrific animation piece, not to mention the great music. I searched to find out who put it togther and found your website and info... Thanks Much!

Anonymous said...

The Fantastic Machine is in the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa, Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall.

Peter Garner said...

I don't know who you are, Mr or Ms Anon, but thanks for stopping by. However, I regret to inform you that you have fallen prey to an urban legend.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/musicmachine.asp

Anonymous said...

well i watched this video of the machine but is it animated or is it a real video it doesnt look like it took 13,029 hours unless it is real its animated i can bet... well if u can give me some feedback i would really apriciate it...