087 – Tenori-On Drone

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Several years ago, the Tenori-On was released by Yamaha, designed by Toshio Iwai and Yu Nishibori.  I was fascinated by it, but I never thought of actually getting one.  I recently noticed that an app had been released for iPhone and iPad, contained much of the functionality, so I decided to give it a shot.  At first I thought that it would be hard to move away from the sequence based nature of the grid on the screen, but I slowly found ways to get away from that sound. What you hear is an excerpt of some improvising I did tonight with the app.