Rad ArtWatch: The Human Synthesizer
Since the beginning of time, when the first caveman painting the first interpretative cave painting on his wall, women have always wanted to bang artists. They’re the ones who “get it”, the ones who have no qualms about showing their emotions, the dark tormented souls that girls try, constantly, to “fix” and become happier individuals. (The irony that by changing them the artists are no longer the type the girl is attracted to never seems to dawn on them.) So it’s not surprising that artists are able to get hot girls to do whatever they want.
Take Calvin Harris, for example, who was able to get hot ladies to wear bikinis and touch each other. All for art!
Truth be told, that’s kind of awesome. According to the information on the YouTube video:
The instrument employs 15 bikini clad models painted with Bare Conductive, a new skin safe ink which conducts electricity. When the performers touch the connection completes a circuit, triggering a sound.
The instrument consists of 34 pads on the floor which have been painted with the conductive ink and connected to a computer via some clever custom electronics. The performers stand on the pads, and touch hands to complete a circuit and trigger a sound. Different combination’s of pads trigger the different sounds needed to play the track.
So yes, it has scientific and musical legitimacy. But really, it’s just a dude touching a bunch of girls in bikinis, right?
Well played, Mr. Harris.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.