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Artists Introduce Acupuncture-Based Instrument

Eliahu Sussman • News • February 26, 2014

Artists Oscar Palou and Alexander Müller-Rakow have introduced a clever new instrument called the Theometrica that adapts dozens of tiny acupuncture pins to create music.  The instrument is described as a “sound interface” that includes a spinning platter on which users stick pins, which in turn trigger samples when sensed by a motion sensor mounted on the side of the instrument. It’s sort of a real-time, modern player piano.

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