Here is a more in-depth video about Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion Tour. In it, you can see more of the variety of instruments LEMUR has constructed for Metheny, and you can see the awesome processing that allows him to play a xylophone with his guitar, live. (Yeah, whoa.)

It’s all really interesting stuff, and exciting for me personally to see this potential resurgence of explicitly “mechanical” music.

I have a love/hate relationship with Pat Metheny’s music but I find this fascinating. So many possibilities!