Hand-powered synthesis with Exertion Instruments

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Noah Vawter has been developing these rather awesome hand-powered electronic instruments at MIT’s Media Lab. Dubbed ‘exertion instruments’, they reconnect the players physical strength with the instruments volume. This brings a level of expression to electronic music that before seemed confined to traditional acoustics – plus no power strips/batteries! Check out the project research/documentation for relevant details. [via Hack a Day]

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