Handmade Acoustic Laptops Make Non-Digital Music

Handmade Acoustic Laptops Make Non-Digital Music
Design

While digital laptops are way of connecting to others through the Internet, acoustic laptops become a way of reconnecting to one's self, the physical presence of the here and now.

John Ryan
  • 10 may 2011

Norwegian sound artist Tore Honoré Boe creates what he calls ‘acoustic laptops’, wooden boxes with attached contact microphones to amplify collections of small sound-making objects inside to be played by hand. Boe runs workshops teaching others how to make their own music boxes, which often take on deep, personal meaning. As Boe explains:

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