Whoa…A Record Player That Turns Your Drawings Into Music

Like the record player that plays slices of wood and the globe that plays sounds from around the world as it spins, the creators of the Dyskograf have found a new way to create music. The Dyskograf Record Player translates drawings made using a felt tip pen into a musical sequence.┬áThe “graphic disk reader” is built with a high-speed camera that watches the disc while it spins, and then interprets the markings into sounds based on the location they were drawn.

The creators describe the meaning behind the project, “The dematerialisation of the props having led to an ignorance of the principles of recording and reading music, this installation leads to the rediscovery of a perceptible contact with recorded music and by this means, to the deduction of how it works.” Can you imagine how much fun this would be to play with?

 
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