Off Topic: The Yaybahar is an acoustic instrument that has such a unique design that the resulting sounds almost seem like they must be electronic. Continue reading
Designer Yuri Suzuki (with Dentaku) has released a new video, embedded below, that demonstrates the Ototo electronic music instrument building system.
As part of the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, the Sushi Sequencer was created, ‘celebrating Japan’s many artistic practices’. The Sushi Sequencer brings together two of them: Sushi and music technology.
Here’s what they have to say about the Sushi Sequencer:
The idea was to make a sushi conveyor belt a playable sequencer. While the results in the video are tongue-in-cheek, the technology behind it is anything but:
Helped along by a team from Native Instruments, both Just Blaze and TOKiMONSTA synced music to colored plates on the conveyor belt, making for one of the world’s most delicious music-making machines ever created.
See the RBMA site for more info.
The Photosynthesizer is a musical interface, created by Nidhi Malhotra and Hirumi Nanyakkara, that’s explores using a living system as an instrument. Continue reading
In this episode of the Motherboard series Sound Builders, host Samantha Urbani (Blood Orange) talks with Brooklyn-based, interactive sound artist Adriano Clemente, who proceeds to turn Urbani’s body into an analog instrument. Continue reading
This episode of Motherboard’s Sound Builders features Brooklyn electroacoustic artist Andy Cavatorta. He’s an inventor, sculptor, and instrument designer latest project is a magnetized piano harp.
The magnetized piano harp can be played directly, by stroking, plucking or striking the piano strings, but also can be played via a MIDI keyboard that controls electromagnets, which cause the strings to vibrate. Continue reading