Museum of Endangered Sounds.
Make your own electronic musical symphony using sounds of endangered technology and see how many of them you’re actually familiar with. Try not to feel too old.
The Museum of Endangered Sounds is operated and created by Brendan Chilcutt. He launched this site in January 2012 as a way to preserve the sounds made famous by old technologies and electronics.
Breathtaking! Lighting the Sails on Sydney Opera House.
Multi-award winning German design collective URBANSCREEN transformed Sydney Opera House with their Lighting of the Sails.
Visit the URBANSCREEN website to see more of their artistic and architectural projections.
Interactive Musical Wall Brightens Hospital Spirit.
Montreal-based interactive media specialists Moment Factory created a musical wall to stimulate childrens’ imaginations as they wait for their doctor’s appointment at the CHU Ste-Justine Hospital.
The experience begins when hospital visitors touch the wall. By moving their hands and fingers around, they produce vibrant lines and shapes that trace their movement and produce musical notes.
No doubt a smile-inducing experience for visitors of all ages. Hope to see this in more hospitals and other public spaces!
The DIY Gramophone Made Out Of Paper.
Called the ‘Jónófón’, the paper gramophone consists of a plywood base, a paper cup, and a thick paper horn to amplify sound.
Yet another item to add to my list of nifty things I’d like to have. Too bad he hasn’t announced his release date yet.
ChoreoBots: a music visualization platform.
The ChoreoBots respond to ambient sound in realtime. Imagine how crazy these would look in a live show.
ChoreoBots consist of a set of internally illuminated modular forms that physically deform in response to changes in ambient sound. To visually delineate different components of music, three different module sizes were developed, each with there own respective input response range. The modules also detect tactile pressure, enabling the system to double as an input platform.
Music: Mount Kimbie-Sketch On Glass
Tabla: Sumeet Banerji
See more work from The Computational Design Lab.
Architecture from Music: Anistropia by Orproject
“Anisotropia,” is a building proposal for the Busan Opera House in South Korea by architectural firm Orproject. The structure is based off of a piano piece composed by the firm’s director.
While the proposal looks gorgeous, there are questions about why the firm didn’t choose a song related to Busan, South Korea? What was the process for converting music into architecture?
Click here to read more.
A Playable, Fruity, Jell-O Piano You Can Eat.
Source: Laughing Squid
Origami Pop-Up Piano Greeting Card.
Graphic designer and interior architect, Scott Withers, created this pop-up piano card just for fun. I would love to give this to each of our piano students. Too bad he’s not selling them.
Check out some of his other amazing origami pop-up cards.