Instruments Use Natural Human Movements To Make Music [Video]
Pietr-Jan Pietr's Sound on Intuition lets you march to the beat of your own heart.
Ever hear someone say, ‘I don’t have a musical bone in my body’? Well as it turns out, you might. Designer Pietr-Jan Pietr believes that anyone can make music simply by moving their finger or tapping their foot. He developed five simple instruments that make music using natural human movements, calling the set Sound on Intuition.
The idea came out of Pietr’s graduate thesis at the Design Academy Eindhoven and was premised on the notion that whenever someone learns an instrument, they must teach their body certain movements in order to be able to play. A flautist must master his fingers, a drummer his coordination, but a player of Pietr’s instruments? They simply have to move as they normally would. The result is ‘instruments where you skip the learning process and just play,’ says Pietr.