Tag Archives: Tenori-On

Open Source Licenses For Musical Instruments

I, as they say, am not a lawyer. But I’ve formed some definite opinions (and no small amount of confusion) while researching grid sequencers. My fascination with electronic noisemakers has introduced me to the world of microcontrollers. These noisemakers (and all devices built around microcontrollers) blur the line between hardware and software (being a combination […]

Grid Sequencers

The first time I ever saw a Tenori-On was at the Hollywood House Of Blues in the hands of Jonathan Coulton. He used it to play My Monkey. I knew what the crazy Lite-Brite sequencer thing was, because it was designed by Toshio Iwai, the man behind the Nintendo DS “game” Electroplankton. Back in 2008, […]

Jonathan Coulton At The House Of Blues

Despite my issues for general admission shows, and the Hollywood House Of Blues in particular, I attended the Jonathan Coulton show Sunday night. Best part: chairs. They had 300 folding chairs set up, a House Of Blues first for me. It was actually quite pleasant being able to sit in a chair while watching the […]