David Byrne is Playing The Building

David Byrne - Playing the BuildingNew Yorkers have a real treat in their city this summer:

Playing the Building: An Installation by David Byrne

“Playing the building, a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument. Devices are attached to the building structure — to the metal beams and pillars, the heating pipes, the water pipes — and are used to make these things produce sound. The activations are of three types: wind, vibration, striking. The devices do not produce sound themselves, but they cause the building elements to vibrate, resonate and oscillate so that the building itself becomes a very large musical instrument.”

That sure puts my synthesizers to shame! 🙂 Thanks to essesq for finding this!

Funky Remixes

This one looks very interesting: Funky Remixes: “A Free and Legal Music Source | Free Remixes… Listen, Download, Rip, Remix and Share: artists like the Beastie Boys, Chuck D, David Byrne, Paul Westerberg and many others are mixing up the copyright laws of music. They want you to have free access to music.

Why? To allow fans and musicians to rip, remix and share music, free and legally, in support of ongoing music creation, promotion and evolution.

A copyright revolution, fueling a music evolution.”

The site seems young still, but looks like it will be worth following, although I prefer sites with remix packs rather than only finished mixes. Found a great David Byrne tune there.