If There Was A Musical Instrument In The Matrix, It Would Be Like The Octopulse

If there was a musical instrument in The Matrix, it would probably look something like the Octopulse.

The Octopulse was created for the Yamaha Musical Instruments Research Lab.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

It shows that noise is music and is the principal musician of »The Alien Noise Orchestra« (work in progress), being the first of 4 different looking toy instrument characters that all produce different sounds.

With this cuddly »alien bagpipe« you can control analogue sound synthesis through unconventional means, transferring movements into information for an analogue synthesizer to convert into cacophonous noises. This unconventional soundscape alters perceptions of what music could be and allows the electronic sounds of a synthesizer to be accessed by anyone.

5 thoughts on “If There Was A Musical Instrument In The Matrix, It Would Be Like The Octopulse

  1. I agree that sound is made into music, but there has to be an actual rhythm or beat in order to play. It looked like the illustrator was just making noise without rhyme or reason and THAT isn't music. It was hard to figure out exactly what the purpose of the instrument is except to drive people nuts!

  2. I agree that sound is made into music, but there has to be an actual rhythm or beat in order to play. It looked like the illustrator was just making noise without rhyme or reason and THAT isn't music. It was hard to figure out exactly what the purpose of the instrument is except to drive people nuts!

  3. I agree that sound is made into music, but there has to be an actual rhythm or beat in order to play. It looked like the illustrator was just making noise without rhyme or reason and THAT isn't music. It was hard to figure out exactly what the purpose of the instrument is except to drive people nuts!

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