Thursday 9 February 2012

Marc-Andre Hamelin: Automaton

We've all heard the recent stories about phones in concerts, whether it's the NY Phil or the ringtone viola bloke.  Marc Andre Hamelin has his own solution, as seen in the video above, but read the comments on the youtube page and you’ll find this antidote to the usual youtube flame wars:

“Well actually...Marc Andre Hamelin is robot. You only ever see films of him from the right hand side so the technicians at the Music Robot Company of Canada only fabricated a face to cover his right hand side to save costs. In the video the robot took the company by surprise so they only had a few hours to make a left side of his face and the result wasn't really a good match to what we know and love. Hope that clears things up.”

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