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Re: The father of Laser Harp
Max The Magnificent   3/10/2017 10:39:23 AM
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@Bobblespam: The father of the laser harp is the french musician and componist Jean-Michel Jarre...

I never knew that -- but now you mention it it seems like that's the way it should be, somehow.

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Re: Orchestrion
Max The Magnificent   3/10/2017 10:37:52 AM
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@Rcurl: ...but what I really want to build is an Orchestrion...

That is tasty -- but for myself I really want to build a "Pipe Dreams" machine with the little balls flying all over the place.

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The father of Laser Harp
boblespam   3/10/2017 3:21:47 AM
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The father of the laser harp is the french musician and componist Jean-Michel Jarre he let Denis Carnus build one in 1980 and played it in concerts. I've seen it twice live, at that time it was completely incredible (and quite dangerous). Today it's still very impressive.

Some people said it was a fake instrument, I can insure it wasn't, it was linked to an old synthesiser to generate the sound and control the envelope. You can hear it in JM Jarre "Rendez Vous".

 

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Rcurl   3/9/2017 8:51:10 PM
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That Pipe Dreams animation has been one of my favorites for a long time.  I think the Intel trade show booth was very clever, but I don't believe it was producing the music that accompanied it. ....and then there were all the marbles on the floor afterward.

The Laser harps are intriguing too, but what I really want to build is an Orchestrion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evHVh4bqaOQ   and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsYEOUKS4Yk

if you can get a big company like Intel to underwrite the construction of one of these, count me in!!

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