Remakes are all around us. This week's show is made up of stories of remaking sound-- through instruments, living organisms, and other means. First, an experimental instrument designer brings joy to our ears with some of his wackier creations. Then we speak with some innovative inhabitants of Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, who have turned old junk into something truly exquisite. And, stay tuned, tomatoes sing...
Host: Daniel MacDougall Producers: Charlie Mintz, Noah Burbank, Daniel MacDougall Featured: Bart Hopkin, Sasha Leitman, Jen Carlile, Chris Chafe Music: Johnny Hwin, Bart Hopkin
Creative organologist Bart Hopkin remakes the sounds of the world. He is the founder of Experimental Musical Instruments, an organization that explores the acoustic potential of metals, woods, string, tubes, and anything else that makes a sound.
Story 3: Bicycle Battle Station, Breathing Tomatoes and Snapping Shrimp
Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics is one of the foremost sites for exploration of the digital potential of music. We are taken on a tour of some of the center's more unusual creations.
Producer: Noah Burbank
Featuring: Sasha Leitman, Jen Carlile
Everyone, at some point, has to deal with angry parents. Usually you deal with it alone, or with your brothers and sisters. But when you happen to record your father's tirade, then you can share the experience with your entire school.
The Storytelling Project is supported by the Stanford Institute for Creativity and the Arts, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Introductory Studies, Stanford Continuing Studies, and the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.