September 6, 2010

DON'T BE THE LAST KID ON YOUR BLOCK TO OWN ONE:

Apples in Stereo Frontman Invents Mind-Controlled Theremin (Tom Breihan, September 3, 2010, Pitchfork)

If anyone was going to invent a Theremin that you could control with your mind, it'd have to be someone from the Elephant 6 collective, right? According to a possibly-not-joking press release, Apples in Stereo frontman Robert Schneider has done just that. Scheider has invented a device he calls the Teletron, which allows the user to play an analog synth completely through brain activity.

The Teletron combines a vintage Moog with a Mattel toy called the Mindflex. Quoth Schneider: "Experimental composers like Alvin Lucier and Pierre Henry used EEG sensors to make brain-controlled music as early as the 1950's. What is cool about the Teletron is that you can go out and buy this toy and make this simple mod, and mentally control your own synthesizer at home."


Which is pretty much how Tom Cruise became a high priest of Scientology, no?

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 6, 2010 11:35 AM
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