More Tenori-On News!
Few instruments (if any) generate the amount of online excitement as the unique Yamaha Tenori-On. With hundreds of user generated youtube movies, thousands of blogs and a really active user community, this special instrument is really turning heads and inspiring the creative world.
The Tenori-On...causing waves in the world of music.
Recently there have been some significant activities which are worth seeing, hearing and visiting! Here is our recent summary.....
1. Norman Fairbanks - LA Machine
We have discussed the detailed musical concepts created by Norman Fairbanks before. Tenori-On enthusiasts will remember that he was the creator of the first exclusive Tenori-On album, 7 Days to Microsleep. Norman's latest release, entitled LA Machine calls upon the Tenori-On as the main production tool and tracks are embellished with atmospheric field recordings made in Los Angeles during August 2008.
LA Machine is an extra-ordinary montage of sound, music and emotion and can be heard at http://www.normanfairbanks.com. Please remember, if you like what Norman has created then please make a donation.
2. Welcome to Tenori-OnUSA.com
As the Tenori-On creative community continues to expand, we're finding that you all want to share information, user stories and even operational hints and tips. The new Tenori-onusa.com site (created and hosted by KeyFax New Media) is the perfect place to discuss Tenori-On with its new user forums. http://www.tenori-onusa.com also offers Tenori-On owners access to an on-line gig calendar so you can tell the world about your upcoming Tenori-On performances. You can also find additional sample sets for free download. Simply drag the downloaded .tnw file to the SD card which you formatted in your Tenori-On and enjoy new blips, blops and kits.
3. Tenori-On on the BBC
UK artist Little Boots gave a ground-breaking performance of her recent release, Meddle, on BBC2's Later With Jools Holland show. Little Boots has found her own special way to incorporate Tenori-On into her unique arrangements so check out her performance and interview at http://www.bbc.co.uk/later/artists/littleboots/1/
We will be talking to Little Boots about her music and performances in the near future.
4. Tenori-On on MTV
The eagle-eyed Tenori-On spotter will also have noticed that we teamed up with MTV.co.uk during October and November and offered you the chance to win a Tenori-On - there were even runner up prizes to get hold of limited edition Tenori-On T-shirts. Congratulations go to the very fortunate Stephen Sheppard of London who won the Tenori-On!
5. Tenori-On at the Royal Northern College of Music
A recent performance at Manchesters Royal Northern College of Music by the unique band Peterloo Massacre, saw the integration of the Tenori-On with Cubase within a creative live performance. Their special blend of 80's electronica with 90's indie, trip-hop and contempory folk is musically diverse and sonically challenging. Paul Green, their programmer and synth player, was one of the first in the world to get hold of a Tenori-On and he has used it in many ways to create and enhance the bands output. We will be talking more to Paul about his experiences with Tenori-On in the near future but until then check out the bands site at http://www.peterloomassacre.com.
Now...It's time for you to join the revolution!
Dolphin Music is offering an exclusive Tenori-On promo! Buy the Tenori-On for just £599, cheaper than at any other retailer in the UK, and get a free Tenori-On t-shirt (size X-large).
But you must hurry up! This deal runs from tomorrow (Thursday 4th December) to Sunday 7th December...so you'll only have four days to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity!
Get your Tenori-On this Christmas...NOW is the perfect time to join this musical revolution!
For more information about Tenori-On please see the dedicated microsite at http://www.tenori-on.co.uk.