Thursday, November 6, 2008

Father of electronix- Computer Robot!

Bruce Haack
"Bruce Haack is one of the pioneers of electronic music during the 50’s and 60’s, who worked in numerous music genres from musique concrete to space-age-pop and whose works preceded the later synth pop and space rock music." - by Koldo Barroso

The Dermatron
Despite not having any formal knowledge in electronics, Haack built his own musical instruments, like "The Magic Wand," "The Dermatron" (a synthesizer that was played by leading an electrical current through physical contact with another person) and the "People-odion."

This was some really really trippy music for kids!! WOW!

I found a new remix version of Haack's kids music called "Dimension Mix" done in 2005 as a compilation with Beck, Eels, Stereolab, Fantastic Plastic Machine, etc... Really fun stuff!
It is available on Amazon! My favorite song is "Jelly Dancers" done by Eels, but "School for Robots" along with the rest of the tunes are plain electro-weirdo fun!!!

There was also a movie made which I plan on seeing...

Bruce Haack: The King of Techno (2004)

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