November 12th, 2011 by rbanks
marcelo ertorteguy + sara valente + takahiro fukuda: room-sized electric guitar
"architect marcelo ertorteguy and sara valente collaborated with takahiro fukuda to create ‘cargoguitar‘, a room sized electric guitar. eight strings start from a vertical media column stretching eight meters to another horizontal media spine resulting in a hyperbolic paraboloid. each peg is tuned to a different note, achieving varied sound scales to be captured by the transducers. two amplifiers allow the vibrations to be felt in the room. a glow in the dark coat is applied to the strings, allowing visitors to not just hear the sound but to see it as it as well."