Cyborg Drummer Jason Barnes introduces us to the incredible technology of today
In 2012, the drummer Jason Barnes was cleaning an exhaust duct when he was electrocuted by 22,000 volts of electricity. He lost his right hand and believed his days as a musician were done. That’s when Gil Weinberg, professor of musical technology at Georgia Tech, stepped in with a robotic hand that gave Barnes his drumming abilities back. More on Weinberg’s musical robotics project can be found on his Facebook page. Barnes’s performance was filmed at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.