Watch Elsa Garmire’s pioneering laser show from 1972 – futuristic and expressive even now

Forget that cheesy Pink Floyd stuff from the planetarium. Scientist Elsa Garmire used optic chops to make lasers into a real instrument – and her work holds up today.

Visualize pitch like John Coltrane with this mystical image

Some musicians see Islamic mysticism; some the metaphysics of Einstein. But whether spiritual, theoretical, or both, even one John Coltrane pitch wheel is full of musical inspiration.

Peter Kirn - March 13, 2019

Put some physics in your MIDI with this iOS Audio Unit

Put some physics in your MIDI with this iOS Audio Unit. Physicles generates MIDI messages by modelling the physical interactions between various entities

Ashley Elsdon - August 2, 2018

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