Behold The Spectacle Of 14 Guitars Played By An Arduino-Powered Army

Behold The Spectacle Of 14 Guitars Played By An Arduino-Powered Army
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Sound art is a term that’s almost always cause for concern, but this elegant installation by artist Ruben Dhers is gloriously captivating. In “Playa”, 14 guitars lying under a tangled canopy of wires are listlessly strummed by an orchestra of 31 fabric-clad DC motors conducted (in the musical sense) by an Arduino processor.

The dramatic lighting makes the landscape of wood and wire something beautiful to behold — but the sound of the mechanical ensemble, as you’ll hear, is what’s really breathtaking. [The Creators Project and CoDesign]