Man Plays Music By Electrocuting Vegetables

Musician-cum-electrician Jonathan Dagan, aka j.viewz, has turned fruits and vegetables into a range of musical instruments, electronically connecting them to a circuit board and playing the most nutritious version of Massive Attack's 'Teardrop' you've ever heard.

To do this, he connected an MIT student-designed Makey Makey circuit board to a Novation keyboard, and created various circuits using strawberries, grapes, kiwis, carrots, mushrooms, and eggplants.  Technically, as the food items used are just circuit closers, this sort of musicmaking can be done with any items.  But Jonathon observes the organic familiarity that comes with using an eggplant as a bass kick, and strawberries for a sweet melodic sound.

This is one of many experimental uses of different materials for the purpose of music, such as the use of Gamma Radiation, or transforming the MR-808 into a lifesize equivalent drum kit.

Taste and sound.  Brings a whole new level of disobedience to the phrase "don't play with your food."

j.viewz playing Teardrop with vegetables from j.viewz on Vimeo.