Banjoist Eddie Adcock underwent surgery to treat a tremor in his hand and played the banjo throughout. The video is bizarre as one would expect, but the idea seems perfectly reasonable to me: musical instrument as mind/body feedback sensor. It’s precisely why I play the banjo.
Thanks to Chris Mann for sending this story my way. Check out Mann’s online audio combinatrix at http://www.theuse.info.
I’ve been busy as Opening Coordinator for the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. We’re two-thirds of the way through the grand opening, so I’m finally finding some time to breathe.