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This article was published on April 16, 2009

    Music and Bits – The Mustick is a party starter

    Music and Bits – The Mustick is a party starter
    Anne Helmond
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    Anne Helmond

    Anne is a New Media PhD Candidate and Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. She is an analyst-designer in the newly found Digital Methods Anne is a New Media PhD Candidate and Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. She is an analyst-designer in the newly found Digital Methods Initiative of the University of Amsterdam. Anne is also a freelance photographer for various Dutch organizations and media.

    Instead of only talking about music or online music applications there was also a chance to perform! Mustick allows you to rock out and be a star even if you aren’t that musically talented.

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    Music and Bits & Mobile Dev Camp attendees rock out to Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana.

    Conceived from a Industrial Design TU/e project on embodied interaction, Mustick is a design that allows non-musicians to perform songs of their favourite artists. The device is exemplary of products allowing non-musicians to perform songs without the steep learning curves common in musical instruments. These designs use the expressive powers of the human body to interact with pre-recorded music in meaningful ways. (Mustick)

    See the Mustick in action at the Music and Bits event:

    Music and Bits – Mustick from silvertje on Vimeo.

    The device reminded me somewhat of a wooden lightsabre. However, it’s only using sensors and no light effects so it’s very energy efficient, a few batteries and the Mustick can last up to weeks.
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    In a short interview Wouter Kersteman and Joris Zaalberg explain how they came up with the concept and what Mustick is. The Mustick is definitely a party starter!


    Music and Bits – Mustick from silvertje on Vimeo.