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.
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]
4 thoughts on “Letting Goldfish Play Glasses”
Interesting idea. It looks like it’s sitting on top of an LCD though.
I never heard of this kind of instrument. I think it will be really cool if they can do a live music show using this. Sometimes I use glass kitchen splashbacks to create sounds so now I know that glass can produce cool music too.
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