Friday, August 14, 2009

Calvin Harris - Humanthesizer

We heard about it. And now we've seen it.

Calvin Harris - him of All The Girls and buzz-fly glasses - covered 15 bikini'ed ladies in conductive body ink, which then (read slow...its confusing) turned them into a "giant Arduino-powered synth capable" which played Ready for the Weekend through Max/MSP and Ableton Live. For those that don't know what that means, don't worry, explanation below...

Each chicka was given a patch, tripped up to sensors on their hands and feet. Every time they closed their hand or moved a foot eg DANCED the movement bounced the sound.

Its weird, but pretty f-ing cool. Check out the making of, and the actual video (hear the track from 1:46) below.

Calvin Harris - Humanthesizer
Calvin Harris - Humanthesizer - The making of the human synth

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