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Catch and mix music in a bottle

Re:Sound Bottle is an artistic project that lets you capture sounds from the world around you — then mix them to make a soundtrack of your life.

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Re:Sound Bottle is an artistic project that lets you capture sounds from the world around you — then mix them to make a soundtrack of your life.

What if you could catch sounds like fireflies? Re:Sound Bottle is a project by Tokyo, Japan's Tama Art University student Jun Fujiwara, and it reminds us a little of trying to chase and capture that which is elusive.

We have seen apps and programs before that allow you to capture sounds and incorporate them into mixes, but Fujiwara's project is different. The physical casing of the device — the oversized bottle — reminds one of genies, restoring a sense of wonder to the process, particularly since you cannot manually mix the sounds yourself.

Rather, when you pull out the cork again, the bottle plays back to you the sounds it has captured, setting your aural experiences into a boppy soundtrack.

Fujiwara said of the project:

I felt something missing in the habitual use of music reproduction media, so I thought to create an interactive music medium that changes. By using everyday voices as sources of music, the sounds that are heard all the time, every day, carry infinite possibilities and help us reaffirm the enjoyment of music. I hope people can experience their own music.

Via www.thisiscolossal.com