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Onyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz

オニックス・アシャンティ:これがビートジャズ

May 24, 2011

音楽家でもあり発明家のオニックス・アシャンティが”ビートジャズ”を披露します。彼は、2つのコントローラー、iPhone、そしてマウスピースを操り、全身を利用して音楽を作り上げます。TEDのフルスペクトラムオーディションで, ビート音とループ音を駆使した、彼の音楽の対する将来のビジョンを共有する、3分間の演奏をご覧頂きます。

Onyx Ashanti - Beatjazz inventor and controllerist
Onyx Ashanti is the inventor of "beatjazz" -- a new way to make music. Full bio

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(Music)
(曲)
00:18
Text: BeatJazz.
”ビートジャズ”
00:32
BeatJazz is:
ビートジャズの特徴
00:54
1. Live looping,
1.ループ演奏
00:56
2. Jazz improvisation
2.即興演奏
01:00
And
そして
01:02
3. "Gestural" sound design.
3.体の動きが生み出すサウンド
01:05
Accelerometers
手の位置を読み取るため
02:27
on each hand
手にはそれぞれ
02:29
read hand position.
加速度センサーを装着
02:31
The color of the lights
ライトの色は次の通り
02:52
indicates which sound I am playing.
演奏パートを示している
02:56
Red = Drums,
赤 = ドラム
03:02
Blue = Bass,
青 = ベース
03:06
Green = Chords,
緑 = コード(和音)
03:17
Orange = Leads,
オレンジ = リード
03:22
Purple = Pads
紫 = パッド
03:24
The mouthpiece
マウスピースは
03:38
consists of ...
1つのボタンと
03:41
a button,
2つのギターピックに
03:43
two guitar picks
ホットグルー(接着剤の一種)で
03:45
and lots of hot glue.
構成される
03:49
The heads-up display
ヘッズアップディスプレイとして
04:40
is a smartphone that displays system parameters.
スマートフォンにパラメータを表示
04:43
Why?
何のために?
04:57
To atomize music culture
音楽文化の細分化を通じて
05:00
so that ALL past, present and future genres
過去 現在 未来という全てのジャンルを
05:03
can be studied and abstracted, live.
リアルタイムに抽出・研究するためである
05:05
And
そして
05:08
"BeatJazzers"
”ビートジャズ演奏者”は
05:10
become as common as D.J.'s.
DJのように普遍的な存在となるだろう
05:13
But mostly ...
しかし主たる目的は
05:21
to MAKE the future
きたる未来を待つことではなく
05:26
rather than wait for it.
未来を創造していくことである
05:31
(Applause)
(拍手)
06:13
Translator:Takanori Sasaki
Reviewer:Takahiro Shimpo

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Onyx Ashanti - Beatjazz inventor and controllerist
Onyx Ashanti is the inventor of "beatjazz" -- a new way to make music.

Why you should listen

Onyx Ashanti is a musician, geek, open-source advocate, Maker, collaborator ... and we come back around again to musician. The intrumentation he has created fuses technique and technology into a full-body musical system, playable with hands, arms, mouth and body. As he says:

I am what can only be described as a cyborg musician.  in other words, the music i create live, can not be replicated without technology. My music is called "Beatjazz." It is a mix of sound design, live looping and jazz improvisation. My instrument of choice over the years has been a Yamaha Wind MIDI controller, but now the limitations have started to stunt the growth of this new form, so i designed an instrument that can take it into future.

He is now working on the next iteration of his instrument, codenamed Tron, and built around a helmet-mounted controller.

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