Daan Brinkmann’s Skinstrument

March 5, 2008 at 3:52 pm (art, design/gadget lust, movies/video/clips, neat things)

Our friend Torey send me a crazy link today. Behold, the Skinstrument:

At first glance, it seems like a sort of chirpy theremin, but shaped like breasts and convinced to sing by human contact. Which is exactly what it is:

It’s a musical instrument that can be played by two or more people. It works using skin resistance as a parameter to generate sound. Perceiving a subtle, almost imperceptible flow of electricity players become part of a circuit, and touching each other’s skin the circuit starts to trigger a sound generation. It’s crucial then that the touching intensity determines the sound frequency. So the electric tension is not only translated into sound but also into sexual tension, ironically inspired by the shape of the instrument that resembles a breast and instinctively generated by the touch of other people’s skin.

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