Over the past few months, Sony Japan has been marketing its
The video above shows off Atsuhiro Ito, a musician who plays a mic'd up fluorescent tube called the Optron, which he runs through a series of guitar effects. The video is enough to induce epilepsy, but the percussive, screeching sounds he's able to create are unreal.
In the video below, Taeji Sawai creates a dreamy down-tempo song using a lightpen and a complex rig of cameras, projectors and software that transform his gestures into beats and melodies.
You can find four other mind-blowing performances over at Pink Tentacle, including Fuyuki Yamakawa playing his skull with a bone conduction mic and a cacophonous tin man banging his way though an unsuspecting neighborhood.
Also, if you particularly liked the two artists above, there's a nice video of the two playing together. It's not quite Clapton and McCartney, but visually it's pretty cool.