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Instrument keying and fingering is automated, but the chimps do the strumming, blowing and plucking.
The tricky parts of each instrument would be mechanically sequenced by computer but the easy parts would be chimp powered.
Each performance would be unique as the chimp's random swatting, slapping and hammering of the instruments would never be the same twice.
Chimps, being very dangerous wild
animals, even if you dress them in cute tuxedos, would add a level of danger and excitement to the concert.
||So, an army of chimps with instruments will one day play Beethoven? (much like that other army using typewriters, writing Shakespear) OK.
||Well, sort of only you wan't have to wait so long
since sequenced mechanical devices are providing
the actual note control of the various instruments,
the chimps are just banging on them.
||1. You will get a better level of excitement if you try to
milk a random male chimp in your local zoo. On both
2. If you were going for expensive (in terms of valuable
acoustic instrument destruction), there are better
"artful" ideas, which achieve the objective. Example:
drenching a billion dollars in gasoline and burning them.
This too can be done (and in deed is being done) by a
tuxedo wearing chimp.
3. Bowing an plucking ARE the hard part of playing the
||Can you add a flea circus and a bag of opposable thumbs? I for one think this has all the earmarks of a wonderful... OH LOOK, SQUIRREL!
||Erm, what was I saying? I forgot. Turn that music down, will you? I was trying to make a point ...I think.