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MusicTechFest – Friction Drum

On Saturday Karmen and Miha presented the electric version of the Friction Drum instrument (a folk instrument well known in Slovenija, as well as other parts of the world) at Music Tech Fest in Ljubljana. The presentation was awesome, as well as the demo of them playing. I managed to make a few pics with my mobile phone (thus, the quality) and a short video (see below).

The electric version of the friction drum

The electric version of the friction drum

This is how we play it!

This is how we play it!

The new school - Karmen and Miha in full awesome mode

The new school – Karmen and Miha in full awesome mode

The old school

The old school

The video:

MusicTechFest – Compositional hierarchical model

Today, Manca, Luka and I presented the Compositional hierarchical model at the Music of Science session at Music Tech Fest in Ljubljana. As a part of his undergraduate degree, Luka built an awesome transcription editor which uses the CHM as classifier. It will probably never reach version 1.0 since the “ideas” stack grows exponentially. However, we are planning on providing a freeware version shortly.

Manca showed how the CHM can be used for music generation – aka. how to build a hammond we can’t afford :)

The CHM - my PhD in under 2 minutes

The CHM – my PhD in under 2 minutes

Let's play the CHM like a hammond!

Let’s play the CHM like a hammond!

The CHM transcription editor

The CHM transcription editor