musical instruments

Music

A Recycled Plastic Organ Creates an Eerie Sonic Playground

A new musical installation in Stockholm makes the audience challenge their own preconceptions of the use of plastic.
Anna Marks
3.15.16
Music

This "Automatic Orchestra" Organism Plays Networked Music

Students from two different universities created an audio installation of networked machines and people.
TCP Staff
2.1.16
Music

Harness the Power of Gesture-Based Loops with Your Fingertips

SoundBow is a free, open-source, drawing-based musical instrument for iOS.
DJ Pangburn
1.15.16
Art

Artist Manipulates a Universe of Light and Sound with a Single Balloon

It's amazing what you can accomplish with just a balloon and an array of audiovisual sensors.
Beckett Mufson
4.30.15
Music

Hear a Handsfree Guitar Play a Haunting Melody

Kiss your calluses goodbye with Taylor Brook's Guitar Machine.
Beckett Mufson
4.6.15
Music

These 20 Unorthodox Instruments Are Making the Music of the Future

When it comes to the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition—the "X-Prize of musical instruments”—basic clarinets and guitars need not apply.
Becky Chung
1.15.15
Music

Custom Built Orchestra Uses Instruments Made From Fallen Tree Branches And Pierced Light Bulbs

Conventional musical instruments just won’t do for Diego Stocco.
Kevin Holmes
10.23.12
Music

Crash, Bang, Wallop: Falling Objects Become Musical Instrument In Gravité

From plates to ping pong balls, gravity becomes the conductor.
Kevin Holmes
8.21.12
Music

Mark Applebaum Reveals Fantastical Interpretations Of Musical Instruments And Notations

In this engaging TED Talk, the “Mad Scientist of Music” shares some of his most out-of-the-box innovations.
Abdullah Saeed
8.7.12