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bang on a saw

Most musical saw players use a bow to coax melodies from their construction-tool-cum-musical instrument, but here's a fellow who taps out his saw tunes percussively. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jan 2, 2013 - 14 comments

Yes, there's even a Musical Saw Festival

Over 35 musical saw players travel from as far away as India and Japan to play and honor the musical saw. The NYC Musical Saw Festival aims to preserve the past, honor the present, and shape the future of the musical saw through performances, workshops, and compositions created for the musical saw. Will the musical saw ever receive the recognition and respect that it deserves?
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Sep 12, 2011 - 35 comments

Where's the musical saw?

The musical saw is an instrument with close to a 300 year history. The musical saw sprung out of the Appalachian hills with mountain music, and then it found a home in Vaudeville. Despite its spotty documentation, the musical saw lives on.
posted by rageagainsttherobots on Mar 16, 2011 - 32 comments

Self torture

Saw I to VI in six minutes and sixty-six seconds (sort of) (SLYT) (NSFW)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Oct 29, 2010 - 79 comments

Hotdogs everywhere were heard to cry out in joy.

One World Technologies, manufacturer of Ryobi tools, has been ordered to pay damages of US$1.5 million to Carlos Osorio who injured his fingers while using a Ryobi table saw. The case hinged on the Ryobi's lack of "flesh sensing technology" which is found only SawStop's [previously] saws. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Mar 18, 2010 - 225 comments

Untitled

Accompanied by Aphex Twin's classic Selected Ambient Works II, we have the rarely-seen experimental video Stakker (Westworld) in nine parts: Z Twig / Radiator | Rhubarb | Hankie | Grass | White Blur | Parallel Stripes | Z Twig / Lichen | Blur | Match Sticks [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jan 21, 2009 - 37 comments

Oddstrument

Oddstrument is a blog about unusual musical instruments and other interesting acoustic technologies.
posted by Upton O'Good on Aug 28, 2008 - 15 comments

I saw the light.

Musical saw. Musical saw. Musical saw. Musical saw. Musical saw. Musical saw. Musical saw. Musical saw. Musical saw. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Nov 13, 2007 - 17 comments

No, Mr. Bond...

SawStop The videos are amazing.
posted by Mwongozi on Dec 8, 2004 - 55 comments

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