Seen in action above – the Double Slide Controller, winner of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition –

Developed by composer and researcher Tomás Henriques, the instrument mixes computer music software, sensor technologies and flexible hand/arm gestures to generate rich, complex sounds.

Certainly takes the traditional trombone format well into the digital domain! Check out the Georgia Tech Center’s site for more of the winning projects. [via Synthtopia]