Chiptune artist makes music with his feet

Feet don't fail me now: music through the medium of dance.
Feet don't fail me now: music through the medium of dance.

In a scene that's reminiscent of the one in Big that features Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia playing a floor-mounted, foot-operated piano, Seth Sternberger of chiptune duo 8 Bit Weapon has posted a clip of himself playing one of his band's songs on a modified version of the NES Power Pad peripheral.

A few old parts from local shops and eBay were used to adapt the Power Pad, which was originally released as a fitness accessory for the NES back in 1986.

Watching the video, MusicRadar was impressed by Sternberger's movement and timing, though his performance does call to mind a man trying to stamp out the last embers of a campfire.

(Via engadget)

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.