Musical ribcage

Ange, designed by Danielle Wilde, is a bodily mounted series of “ribs” with electronic sensors that enable a user to play different sounds, including breathy notes, a gong, rushing water, drums and an oboe. The notes respond differently to pressures. The idea is to use the body as an interface and allow the user to metaphorically touch and “play” the body of the wearer.


The design is inspired by an 18th century engraving, Ange Anatomic by Jacques Fabien Gautier d’Agoty.

Somewhat related:
Lamaze4 (“lamaze” is a breathing technique for pregnant women) is a musical instrument which makes human voice sounds. Player puts on the instrument which is like the stomach of a pregnant woman and pushes the buttons just like an accordion.


Via Japan Art.