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Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World Telling the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically. The film features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.

March 19, 2011




March 7, 2011

0 Steve Cobby is an electronic musician, producer and DJ. In 1990, he founded the group Fila Brazillia with David McSherry, after his previous group Ashley & Jackson fell apart under pressure from their label to produce more pop music.    They flourished under the support of Pork Recordings, a label founded by their friend […]


January 24, 2011

0 Mikel Rouse was born in 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Rouse moved to New York City in 1979, where he studied African and other World Musics and began his study of the […]

This installation by Craig Fahner is an investigation into the interactive potential of electromagnetic fields. Theremins – musical instruments played by placing one’s body within the electric field surrounding an antenna -are used here to create a week long indeterminate sound recording. Three theremins are placed in an equilateral triangle inscribed in a circular drum. The tones emitted by the theremins are determined by the presence of visitors in the space, changes in electromagnetic activity, and other environmental factors such as temperature. Without human interaction the tones of each instrument drift slowly, sympathetically. The three theremins, initially tuned to the same note, will configure themselves into various consonances and dissonances throughout the run of the exhibition. The sounds created are visualized through an object prepared by Neal Moignard – a tom drum, whose skin is sealed to hold a small amount of water. A speaker is placed below the drum, and the wave patterns that are emitted through the speaker are visualized on the pool of water on top of the drum. The skin is tuned to resonate with certain frequencies, and at these points the skin vibrates the water forming circular shapes that expand and contract in relation to pitch. Viewers are invited to interact with the sculpture, as their gestures will affect the soundscape and visualizations produced.

November 27, 2010


November 12, 2010



March 16, 2010

0 Irya was brought up in Sweden but returned to her English roots and moved to England for a year as a teenager.  Her seeds of her future music career grew there when she played in a pub in the evening and busked on the street during the day.  She played an unusual instrument: […]

Irya’s Playground – Room 54 By Eos Karlsson

March 16, 2010