Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tesla Coil does Darth Vader

ArcAttack performs the Imperial March with 8 foot Tesla Coil. Love the chain-mail Faraday body suit replete with boots and franken-helmet. FUN! Note the pulsing fluourescent light in the background.

Would Star Wars have been so epic without John Williams' majestic soundtrack? I think not. It's amazing how cool and fresh the oober-villain theme song always sounds to me. Maybe I'm dated and just can't hear it, but this is brilliant music. The fact that something as inorganic-sounding as this instrumentation can manage to be so compelling is testament to what superbly crafted music this is. What a grand thing.

If you have about 10 minutes to kill, you may want to mosey over and watch
ArcAttack: Audio Modulated Thunder Music Pleases Thor


Cliff said...

A tidbit for you and your readers from my vast storehouse of completely useless knowledge:

John Williams created the main theme for Star Wars by turning the sheet music for Born Free upside down.

Old NFO said...

Ah... he's NUTS, other than that, a great piece...LOL

Rabbit said...

It's also called a Zeusaphone or a Thoremin. Here's a deliciously seasonal little ditty.

Odd bit o' trivia: named by someone from my alma mater.