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Musician reveals new music instrument that requires no touch
A musician with a taste for quirky music instruments has revealed her latest obsession – an instrument that has nothing to pluck, press, strike, strum or scrape.
Jo Hamilton is one of the first musicians to play the AirPiano, a music instrument that has a solid base unit that fires up sensors that can be manipulated by hand movements, reported the Guardian.
The 38-year-old folk musician said that the simplicity of the AirPiano was one of the things that drew her to the instrument.
Describing the music instrument, she told the newspaper: "I'm not a particularly tech-minded girl. I've always thought of it as a grid of buttons that hover, invisibly, above this… plank. When you put your hands into one of the virtual spaces, a sound is triggered."
She added that playing the music instrument was akin to dancing.
"You have to think about the choreography of the piece," she said.
There are a number of key qualities needed from musicians keen on taking up the AirPiano, including refined limb control and good spatial awareness.
Elsewhere, Adam Place, an inventor, has pioneered a new football-shaped music instrument called the AlphaSphere, which creates sounds via a number of sensitive pads that make up the object.
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