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Live footage of Nicolas Collins performing at London's Café Oto...

Nicolas Collins, composer and hardware hacking professor performs In Memoriam Michel Waisvisz at London's Café Oto 31 January 2010. Waisvisz was an artistic director of Amsterdam's Studio For Electro Instrumental Music (STIEM) who died in 2008.

The instrument which Collins constructed for this piece is made up of a set of oscillators modulated by the flickering flame of a small candle. Check out this clip for another example of the same work.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it