The Emotion Organ (2007) is a synaesthetic simulacrum machine where players can explore the sensational interplay of feeling, seeing, hearing, smelling and motion. It is also a time machine – a re-engineered pump organ from 1895 that combines both old and emerging technology and builds upon a trajectory of several centuries-worth of ideas about synaesthetic phenomena.
- All the world’s a barrel organ
From Wikipedia’s entry for Reinhard Heydrich, president of the forerunner of Interpol and architect of the Holocaust:
On 2 June, during a visit with Himmler, Heydrich reconciled himself with his fate by reciting a part of one of his father’s operas:
“The world is just a barrel-organ which the Lord God turns Himself. We all
- Reïmagining Neil Young
Something I’ve been doing ever since I first heard a taped On the beach in the squat next to Islington Town Hall on Upper Street, with Ra$ta the incontinent cat periodically tumbling from his armchair perch, suffering stoically from his compulsive consumption of any small dark lumps discovered on his quite limited travels.
Not that there’s …
- Elegía definitiva a Grexorbitante / Definitive elegy to Grexorbitant
Lenny Kravitz, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” especialmente adaptada para mi buen amigo Mariano Rajoy. / Lenny Kravitz, “It ain’t over till it’s over,” specially adapted for my good friend Mariano Rajoy.
- Pierre Charial – combines organ with improvisation
In de gecomponeerde muziek is al vaker gebruik gemaakt van mechanisch voortgebrachte klanken. Willem Breuker heeft voor draaiorgels geschreven, Ligeti (wiens werk Charial meermalen heeft uitgevoerd) voor metronomen en speeldozen, Conlon Nancarrow voor pianola’s. Vooral aan de laatste moet je denken als de Fransman de lieflijke tonen van de orgelpijpen opeenstapelt in
- I am a totalitarian Martian black hole
Portraits in profile are for Ancient Egyptians.
As Master of the Universe, I was talking the other day to the giraffe from Madagascar about flea circuses. He wants one, but said that using real fleas was cruel.
Wait, said his cat, I represent the true animal kingdom, and I think they deserve it.
Yeah, said …