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As the tapes began to circulate, I started getting calls. I presented the Music Animation Machine at an IBM symposium for computers in the arts. The Getty Center for Education in the Arts included some samples of my animation in their documentary The Imagination Machines, hosted by Kadeem Hardison ...

... and KRON News did a segment (which you can view here). It began with Emerald Yeh saying that the Music Animation Machine was going to be "the next thing" in music listening ...

Then it cut to my hands, playing a Bach fugue ...

... and then, with the music continuing under, to Richard Hart, who explained that conventional notation is for musicians ...

... but for listeners, "watch this" ... and then to the Music Animation Machine, perfectly in sync with the music that was already in progress. During the taping, he recorded a lot of me talking, but it was pretty incoherent, as was the brief snippet they included (n.b.) ...

Afterwards, the Emerald Yeh and Pete Wilson talked about it ...

Emerald: It's active listening.
   Pete: It seems silly, but then you start watching it ...
Emerald: ... yes, you do ...
   Pete: ... and it seems mesmerizing ...
Emerald: ... because it matches what you're hearing ... sort of ... yeah.

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