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Pat Metheny's Orchestrion
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:38 pm    Post subject: Pat Metheny's Orchestrion
Subject description: Guitar-controlled Orchestrion
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I've seen orchestrions in Europe and admired collections of them in museums such as the one in Utrecht. I had no idea that one of my favorite jazz guitarists had a lifelong obsession with them.

http://www.patmetheny.com/orchestrioninfo/

I realize some, maybe a lot of people will say "why not just use a regular MIDI guitar setup, with sequencer, sampler, etc.?". Sure, but there's something really damn cool about this concept and the execution.

At some point in this video, Metheny demonstrates his guitar controlling Orchestrion instruments. MIDI from his guitar is converted into voltages for the solenoids that "play" the instruments.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Dah! I was gonna post this while a few weeks back, but forgot to Embarassed

What's so crazy, is that it just sounds like Metheny doesn't it?? You want him to be doing Kraftwerk, but it just sounds so jazz!! Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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What's so crazy, is that it just sounds like Metheny doesn't it?? You want him to be doing Kraftwerk, but it just sounds so jazz!! Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


right Exclamation what all this technology is about if it sounds like the usual Metheny group Question

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Now THIS is what I might do as a hobby if I had the means!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I'm hoping to see his concert in Oslo Feb 6.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oops...
He's coming with the whole set up to Europe?
Even The Netherlands? (beginning february...)

Wow...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've seen Pat on quite a few occasions- well worth the visit! the best gig I saw him play was with Roy Haynes and Dave Holland, that was at the Mean Fiddlers in Harlesden, North London. It was a tiny venue, and naturally it was absolutely heaving!! Pat had his Synclavier guitar with him (it looked more like a sewing machine!!!!). He played some mean Ornette Coleman shit on that- mad saxophones barking madly! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:
I've seen Pat on quite a few occasions- well worth the visit! the best gig I saw him play was...


...for me it was at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. I think it was 1987 Exclamation

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

seraph wrote:
v-un-v wrote:

What's so crazy, is that it just sounds like Metheny doesn't it?? You want him to be doing Kraftwerk, but it just sounds so jazz!! Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


right Exclamation what all this technology is about if it sounds like the usual Metheny group Question


If you gave him nothing but a BugBrand Weevil, he'd still find a way to make music that sounds like his music. Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

GovernorSilver wrote:
seraph wrote:
v-un-v wrote:

What's so crazy, is that it just sounds like Metheny doesn't it?? You want him to be doing Kraftwerk, but it just sounds so jazz!! Shocked Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


right Exclamation what all this technology is about if it sounds like the usual Metheny group Question


If you gave him nothing but a BugBrand Weevil, he'd still find a way to make music that sounds like his music. Cool


Too true! Bloody good it sounds too...

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