Tag: Wall of Sound

Saturday Sounds!

Two virtuoso performances.

They are both breathtakingly wonderful to watch and listen to.  So put your feet up for half-an-hour and be swept away by these incredible musicians.

The first features Darren Foreman otherwise known as Beardy Man.  His bio is here.

Published on Aug 2, 2013

Frustrated by not being able to sing two notes at the same time, musical inventor Beardy Man built a machine to allow him to create loops and layers from just the sounds he makes with his voice. Given that he can effortlessly conjure the sound of everything from crying babies to buzzing flies, not to mention mimic pretty much any musical instrument imaginable, that’s a lot of different sounds. Sit back and let the wall of sound of this dazzling performance wash over you.

Beardy Man
Beardy Man

The second features Usman Riaz and Preston Reed and demonstrates the power of this new wired-up world we live in.

Usman Riaz is a 21-year-old whiz at the percussive guitar, a style he learned to play by watching his heroes on YouTube. The TED Fellow plays onstage at TEDGlobal 2012 — followed by a jawdropping solo from the master of percussive guitar, Preston Reed. And watch these two guitarists take on a very spur-of-the-moment improvisation.

Preston Reed has his own website from where I took the following photograph.

Kirkmichael International Guitar Festival 2005 © 2005 Alistair Mulhearn
Kirkmichael International Guitar Festival 2005
© 2005 Alistair Mulhearn

It’s not music; yet it is and more so!

The polyphonic me: Just be amazed.

Published on Aug 2, 2013

Frustrated by not being able to sing two notes at the same time, musical inventor Beardyman built a machine to allow him to create loops and layers from just the sounds he makes with his voice. Given that he can effortlessly conjure the sound of everything from crying babies to buzzing flies, not to mention mimic pretty much any musical instrument imaginable, that’s a lot of different sounds. Sit back and let the wall of sound of this dazzling performance wash over you.

Enjoy!