Build music with this Lego sequencer


Artist slash musician Yoshi Akai makes a lot of electronic musical instruments, including this 3-channel Lego sequencer. A lot of his pieces have an awesome steampunk flavor.

[A]lmost everybody has played with Lego block. In an interface design, this experience is very helpful. Users can understand how to use the tools by intuition. Furthermore, the sound of the complex system is constructed by combining simple systems intricately. The devices that are using emotional designs play chaos sounds by uncomplicated movement.

Playing sound using crisp bread instead of vinyl records; pieces of Lego instead of synthesizer keys etc. It is more building music or finding sound than playing.

[thanks, Pat!]


2 thoughts on “Build music with this Lego sequencer

  1. Catfurnace says:

    Love this! On this note –
    “In 2007, steampunk musician Yoshi Akai wrote his master’s thesis on how to turn color into sound, and he’s been dreaming up unorthodox ways of producing music ever since.”

    I’ve recently made an experimental colour to audio program with Flash, Midi, Processing and a webcam. Check out the video here –

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