We heard about it first here in CDM’s comments (after I made a joking comment about music via ping-pong), but Music Thing gets the scoop on it in action: students in the New Interfaces for Musical Expression course at NYU have in fact rigged up a ping-pong sample playback controller. (Photos & descriptions at MT) Sad but true: my comic imagination can’t dream up anything odder than what you folks have actually built.
Any NYU ITP people with newsworthy contraptions at the ITP spring show, please contact me: I’ll be dropping by at 5p tomorrow (Tuesday) if you want a quick interview or photos.
PS, why I’m behind on this story and wasn’t at this performance: I’m busy getting ready for a dance performance choreographed by Christopher Williams at P.S. 122, doing electronic sound and stuff with instruments. (Anonymous 4 singers Susan Hellauer and Jacqueline Horner with viola and viola da gamba, no less — definitely non-21st Century! More on my site, for those interested.)
That ups the ante.