Ever looked at the household objects around you and thought to yourself "what would that sound like as a musical instrument?" Not really a question you think about, but one that definitely came up in my younger music nerd days! 'Mogees' looks to answer that question with a rather innovative piece of kit.Read More
For the past few centuries, the piano has been commonplace in music. During this same period of time, the instrument hasn't really evolved either. Well that is until now, as the 'Touch Keys' DIY sensor kit brings touch sensitivity to the surface of piano keys, similar to the screen of a smartphone or tablet.
Game designer Joost van Dongen has created a new experimental game called Cello Fortress, in which he has managed to combine a multiplayer-based shooter with musical instrumentation. Simply put, it is played by playing music on a Cello.
Artist Pedro Reyes has used a large cache of weapons to build a selection of musical instruments. Called Imagine, this project was made using confiscated guns, which were publicly destroyed by the Mexican Government as an anti-violence statement. To further communicate this message, Reyes has turned to the world of musical instruments and Rage Against The Machine.
Sweden's Kollektivet Livet began working on Radioactive Orchestra last year, turning isotopes into beats and beeps for all of us to hear in recordings. However, version 2.0 of the project is taking the show on the road, making sweet photonic melodies through a live instrument prototype.