The Book of Knowledge of Impractical Musical Devices
The Book of Knowledge of Impractical Musical Devices is a project about building musical instruments that don’t work the way they should.
On the surface it’s a set of 3 new musical instruments (Volumes), each with an unusual, problematic, or, dare I say, impractical design. But the project as a whole is bigger than that – it’s fully open-source, both technically and conceptually. That means each volume is accompanied by an illustrated essay describing the reasoning behind the instrument, as well as a video, audio examples, images, and all of the code and technical information that you would need to make one yourself.
More information about the work will be posted here soon. In the mean time, visit the project website to learn more.