Sexy Instrument Looks Like It Was Left By Aliens

This is a quick demo of Yuri Suzuki’s Urushi Musical Interface – a gorgeous electronic music controller that looks a bit like it was left behind by aliens for Jean Michel Jarre to play.

The Urushi Musical Interface is a project for Collacqueration: Designed in the UK – Lacquered in Japan exhibition at the Embassy of Japan in the UK.  The instrument is a touch panel musical interface which “uses principle of gold inlay.”

Check it out and let me know what you think of it! Would you give up a more traditional keyboard to try something new like this?

Interface Logic Design by Matt Rogers and Yuri Suzuki
Music by Matt Rogers
Designed by Yuri Suzuki
In collaboration with Wajima lacquer craftsman, Takashi Wakamiya

via GearJunkies

23 thoughts on “Sexy Instrument Looks Like It Was Left By Aliens

  1. I like it, but I think it's quite limited – probably only useful for slower/ambient stuff.
    It's very pretty indeed, and I'd love one, but it has to be where people can see it!

  2. I like it, but I think it's quite limited – probably only useful for slower/ambient stuff.
    It's very pretty indeed, and I'd love one, but it has to be where people can see it!

  3. I like it, but I think it's quite limited – probably only useful for slower/ambient stuff.
    It's very pretty indeed, and I'd love one, but it has to be where people can see it!

  4. I like it, but I think it's quite limited – probably only useful for slower/ambient stuff.
    It's very pretty indeed, and I'd love one, but it has to be where people can see it!

  5. I like it, but I think it's quite limited – probably only useful for slower/ambient stuff.
    It's very pretty indeed, and I'd love one, but it has to be where people can see it!

  6. I like it, but I think it's quite limited – probably only useful for slower/ambient stuff.
    It's very pretty indeed, and I'd love one, but it has to be where people can see it!

  7. Love it! It's not a product so who cares about practicality or if an iPad can do the same thing. Not that I'm knocking the iPad, but it is more of a practical and less physical solution.

    I hope artists keep making pieces like this because the world needs more beautiful and inspiring one off controllers.

  8. Love it! It's not a product so who cares about practicality or if an iPad can do the same thing. Not that I'm knocking the iPad, but it is more of a practical and less physical solution.

    I hope artists keep making pieces like this because the world needs more beautiful and inspiring one off controllers.

  9. Love it! It's not a product so who cares about practicality or if an iPad can do the same thing. Not that I'm knocking the iPad, but it is more of a practical and less physical solution.

    I hope artists keep making pieces like this because the world needs more beautiful and inspiring one off controllers.

  10. Love it! It's not a product so who cares about practicality or if an iPad can do the same thing. Not that I'm knocking the iPad, but it is more of a practical and less physical solution.

    I hope artists keep making pieces like this because the world needs more beautiful and inspiring one off controllers.

  11. Love it! It's not a product so who cares about practicality or if an iPad can do the same thing. Not that I'm knocking the iPad, but it is more of a practical and less physical solution.

    I hope artists keep making pieces like this because the world needs more beautiful and inspiring one off controllers.

  12. Love it! It's not a product so who cares about practicality or if an iPad can do the same thing. Not that I'm knocking the iPad, but it is more of a practical and less physical solution.

    I hope artists keep making pieces like this because the world needs more beautiful and inspiring one off controllers.

  13. This devices is so sophisticated and difficult to learn. It is a true fail if it is going to be produced and sold…

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