Sound Builders

Sound Builders

How to Build a Magnetized Piano Harp

In the final episode of season two of Sound Builders, Andy Cavatorta awakens dormant notes and pitches from one of the world's most popular instruments.
Xavier Aaronson
9.23.14
Sound Builders

The Exquisite Sounds of Plants

In this episode of ​Sound Builders, we meet Mileece, a sound designer who developed technology for sonifying plant life.
Xavier Aaronson
9.16.14
Sound Builders

The Techno-Collagist Who Turns Lasers and Human Limbs into Instruments

In this new season of Sound Builders, we meet sonic artists who are pushing the audio experience to a whole new level.
Xavier Aaronson
9.9.14
Sound Builders

Meet Reed Ghazala, the Father of Circuit Bending

A special rebroadcast of episode three of season one of Sound Builders, our show about noise.
Brian Anderson
8.7.14
Sound Builders

How to Build a Robotic Accordion in an Afternoon

Call it a keycordion.
Brian Anderson
8.6.14
Sound Builders

The Fine Art of Turning (Toy) Weapons Into Guitars

Don't quite know how to Frankenstein that ol' rusty hatchet into a stringed instrument? Let Ken Butler show you.
Brian Anderson
8.5.14
Sound Builders

This Is What an Underwater Pipe Organ Sounds Like

A special rebroadcast of episode five of season one of Sound Builders, our show about noise.
Brian Anderson
8.4.14
Sound Builders

This Robotic Guitar Looks Nothing Like a Robot or a Guitar (But It Still Shreds)

A special rebroadcast of episode four of season one of Sound Builders, our show about noise.
Brian Anderson
8.1.14
Sound Builders

Watch Sound Designer Diego Stocco Build a 'Mad Max'-Style Bass With Pipes

A special rebroadcast of episode two of the first season of Sound Builders, our show about noise.
Brian Anderson
7.30.14
Sound Builders

Watch Psych-Pop Duo Peaking Lights Make Sound Waves with Recycled Electronics

A special rebroadcast of episode one of the first season of Sound Builders, our show about noise.
Brian Anderson
7.29.14
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"Cyborg" Inventor Steve Mann Builds Instruments Out of Water

In Episode 4 of Sound Builders, we travel to Toronto, Ontario to visit the amazing "Steve Mann":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mann. While at MIT, where he earned a PhD in Media Arts & Sciences, Steve founded the Wearable Computers Group at the...
Michael Byrne
5.3.10