Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

The violin in the digital age

Violin is being reinvented for the digital age.
Great deals on musical instruments

A classical music instrument is being reinvented in the digital age through the power of technology.

A violin played by Mari Kimura is "hooked" up to a computer through motion tracking sensors on a glove she wears on her bow hand, reported NY1.

This revolutionary software allows the musician to explore deeper sounds and complex digital relationships, which is an evolution of her ground-breaking "subharmonic" sounds.

Speaking to the cable TV station, Kimura said that the sensors were very responsive, which meant, quite literally, the sky is limit with what she can do musically.

She explained: "I can assign to turn the graphics on or I can clone myself, and the funny part is when you start cloning yourself you get affected by it, so you don't know who you are anymore. So, that's the kind of musicality I like to explore."

At a recent performance at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City, the violinist demonstrated the possibilities of this new musical frontier.

During one piece, her bow strokes controlled an animated butterfly that transformed into various shapes, and in another performance, a duet with cello player Dave Eggar, the computer was able to change the sounds of both instruments.

Mari Kimura first came to fame with her pioneering development of the bowing technique of subharmonics, which allowed her to play the violin a "full octave below the low G".

Buy A Violin Now

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800562371-ADNFCR

Posted on 1 Jun 2011 08:40 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

ROLI's Seaboard RISE 25 combines modern versatility and with dynamic tone.

9 Dec 2016 12:33
thumbnail

With new windows drivers installed and great savings to be made on selected models, Focusrite are giving you more and more reasons to be merry this Christmas

1 Dec 2016 14:51
thumbnail

Straight from the 90's, the legendary synth has been given a modern makeover to make it more versatile than ever

1 Dec 2016 12:48
thumbnail

Those who purchase a Zen Tour, Zen Studio, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32 or Goliath interface will be eligible to receive a free copy of PreSonus' Studio One

30 Nov 2016 10:42
thumbnail

With thousands of new presets and a vast array of functions, the Predator 2 brings next level sound quality and user defined audio manipulation to the players immediate disposal

29 Nov 2016 15:53
thumbnail

Through registering with Focusrite you can expect a multitude a number of unique and exclusive plug-ins every month

12 Oct 2016 14:39

Recent Music News

thumbnail

For those who want to emulate the massive tone of one of the contemporary music scene's biggest percussive heroes, the 'Spooky' signature drum is this winters must have addition to your kit

8 Dec 2016 16:58
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9

7 Dec 2016 14:34
thumbnail

Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.

7 Dec 2016 09:23
thumbnail

Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school

6 Dec 2016 11:16
thumbnail

A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection

5 Dec 2016 15:00