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Music From Tractor
Summary of the eRumor: The email comes with a video
file attachment. It says that it is a performance of music from a
mechanical device that was built by the Robert M. Trammell Music
Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University
of Iowa and 97 percent of it is components from farm equipment from John
Deere and the Irrigation Equipment company from Bancroft Iowa. It says
it took the team a combined 13,029 hours to build, align, calibrate, and
tune the instrument. The eRumor also claims that the device is on
display at the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the University of Iowa.
The Truth: The eRumor is a hoax.
The music is actually an acclaimed example of what is called
"animated music" and is titled Pipe Dream. It is
from www.animusic.com and is
included on a DVD of other animated music productions.
The University of Iowa says there is neither a "Robert M. Trammell
Music Conservatory" nor a "Sharon Wick School of
Engineering" on the campus. Those are fictional institutions.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort
Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School
Engineering at the University of Iowa.
Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came from John Deere
and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft Iowa, yes farm equipment!
It took the team a combined 13,029 hours of set-up, alignment,
calibration, and tuning before filming this video but as you can
WELL worth the effort.
It is now on display in the Matthew Gerhard Alumni Hall at the
and is already slated to be donated to the Smithsonian.
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