One thing that really caught my attention though, was his use of a curious Japanese digital Instrument. Its a grid of LEDs and switches. You touch the switch and that LED will activate a note when it lights up. Then as the instrument keeps sweeping across the grid, the lit LED will keep playing the note. Its a really curious effect.
Well, others seem to have thought so too as a Google search for Bill Bailey Japanese instrument reveals all – its a Tenori-on, made by Yamaha – and you can have your own for the cool price of around £600!
Well, Tenori-on or an iPad … hmm. Still, would be a really neat instrument to have … maybe time to dig out that old R.A.Penfold book of MIDI projects …