Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sunday morning music


How about something a little (?!) different today?

Few people these days have heard of Paweł Zadrożniak.  However, those of us who were active in the pre-smartphone days are familiar with his work, creating techno-music out of early computer hardware such as floppy disk drives (remember them?) and flatbed scanners.  He called his creation the "Floppotron".

He started out simply, as illustrated by this rendition of the "Imperial March" from the second Star Wars movie, "The Empire Strikes Back", composed by John Williams.  His instruments were two floppy disk drives and a controller board.

It didn't take him long to graduate to a full "orchestra".  Here's his "Floppotron 3.0" playing the "Entry of the Gladiators", a march by Julius Fucík.

And here's "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics.

You'll find more of Paweł Zadrożniak's music (?) at his YouTube channel.



libertyman said...

This is an example creative mind with an interesting medium. More power to him, I imagine he is a whiz at mundane computer stuff and just does this for the heck of it.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of him, but that was WILD! It made me laugh. THANKS

JohnN said...

Oh, Mama mia! Be sure to hear his Bohemian Rhapsody.

Old NFO said...

Definitely 'different' put it mildly!

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Truly, we live in an age of wonders.

Hamsterman said...

Sweet cream and Gouda cheese
Who am I to dis' a Brie?
I've traveled the world with some Cheddar cheese
Everybody's looking for Stilton...