Tesla Coil Music – "Risky Business: A Tribute to Nikola Tesla"

I just bumped into this fantastic video by Tesla Coil Music – "Risky Business: A Tribute to Nikola Tesla". Don’t try this at home kids!

 

"Risky Business: A Tribute to Nikola Tesla" for electroacoustic music, Tesla coils, and live Continuum performance. Performed as the last piece of the University of Illinois New Music Ensemble (http://www.glennweb.net/somsite/ensem…) Concert at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (http://www.krannertcenter.com/) on September 26, 2009. Continuum and tesla coil parts composed by Mark Smart (http://www.marksmart.net/). Electroacoustic music parts composed by Scott Wyatt (http://ems.music.uiuc.edu/people/wyatt/), director of the University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios (http://ems.music.uiuc.edu/). Tesla coils built by Steve Ward, Jeff Larson, and Terry "Dr. Zeus" Blake (http://www.mastersoflightning.com/). Tesla coil synthesizer control system designed by Steve Ward and Mark Smart. Mark Smart performs on the Continuum Fingerboard designed by Lippold Haken (http://www.hakenaudio.com/Continuum/). The piece was the recipient of a University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts 2008 Creative Research Award.

 

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