What if we released our control over music and put it in the hands (fins?) of goldfish? This was Henry Chu’s idea when he conceived Fish Harp. An aquarium with a clear glass lid holds the swimming musicians, and an array of different sized glasses sit on top. Whenever a goldfish swims beneath a glass, a motion sensor triggers a sound sample that mimics the sound that glass would make if a moist finger were dragged across its rim.
 Letting Goldfish Play Glasses
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This glass harp played by squirmy animals from the deep isn’t the only project worth seeing by Henry Chu. He’s a prolific Hong Kong based interactive artist who works with Ipads, video projection, and other forms of generative art. His site is definitely worth a look.

[via The Creators Project]

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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