“The Owl Organ”‘ by British designer David Cranmer of Nervous Squirrel is a wonderful combination of musical synthesis and creepy lawn ornaments. Fifty owl figures, originally used to frighten birds away, were brought together and tuned to correspond to each key on a MIDI controller. When played, their eyes glow, creating a unique audio visual experience. The sound of the organ when played is beautifully haunting; an appropriate nod to the hooting of owls. The instrument was on display at the Worldtronics festival at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (‘House of the Cultures of the World’).
[Via Design Boom]
[Images: Nervous Squirrel]