November 28, 2013
It's Thanksgiving! ... a time to gorge yourself on autumnal foods (the best kind of food). This year, we've celebrated this most scrumptious of holidays with a bite-sized animated film.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, let me give thanks to the following amazing individuals who helped me with this doodle:
- Kris Hom, engineer/wizard
- Daniel Steinberg, whose band, The Hillbillies from Mars, recorded the music (Daniel played the flute!)
- Angela Yeung, sound engineer, who graciously let us use the recording facilities at CCRMA
- Leon Hong, who gave the banjo its "woosh"
The music was recorded at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, with Angela Yeung supervising as the sound engineer. The tune is "The 28th of January," which has been passed down through generations of American fiddlers. (Source: Franklin George, a fiddler from West Virginia.) This particular iteration was performed by the Hillbillies from Mars, a San Francisco Bay Area band that has been playing traditional fiddle music for over 30 years, joined by Cindy Browne on bass. You can hear more of their music in the Google Play store.
Posted by Sophie Diao, Doodler