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In all other cases you should see a musical instrument, a musical interface, a sound sculpture making music, a weird musical instrument, an odd musical instrument, an experimental musical instrument.

You can also find information about builders of musical instruments or artists using some of the strangest musical instruments you can find on earth. Just browse this pages to find some of the novelty instruments and get some inspiration to make your own musical instruments or sound machines and let me know.

Kosmophone
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The Kosmophone is a gamma-ray spectrometer operating in the range of about 3 to 7 million electron-volts (MeV) controlling a MIDI music synthesizer.

This octave of the electromagnetic spectrum, about a million times higher frequency than the octave our eyes respond to, contains very little energy that originates in our solar system. Almost all of the energy in this band is a result of unbelievably energetic radiation coming from the far reaches of the universe, \'Cosmic Rays\'. Fortunately, they tend not to make it all the way through the approximately 100 miles of air over our heads. As they smash their way through the atmosphere the collisions produce energetic emissions and it is these secondary emissions the Kosmophone responds to. The energy level of each detected event is measured and that information is sent to the MIDI control port of a music synthesizer. The \'cosmic data\' is not altered or supplemented in any way and would be presumed to be completely random.

(from : http://www.kosmophone.com/)


Kosmophone
USA
USA
174
174
Jerry Chamkis
Jerry Chamkis
electronics wizard and member of AERCO, Acme Electric Robot Company
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Kosmophone