fingertip symphony by daito manabe
fingertip symphony by daito manabe fingertip symphony by daito manabe
nov 14, 2012

fingertip symphony by daito manabe

‘fingertip symphony’ by daito manabe for ‘straight and arrow’ single by FaltyDL



tokyo-based artist daito manabe is well-known for pushing the boundaries of digital art – his latest iteration focusing on sound in a music video for new york artist FaltyDL‘ s single ‘straight and arrow’.  the entire track is performed with the rhythmic drumming of fingertips and tapping of knees, literally using the human body as an instrument. manabe created the spectacle with 40 original electric stimulation devices he tailored himself in orderto control the many fingers and arms, where the artist describes the project as a ‘visualization using human body’.



the track being performed



 participants were wired up to harness their beat



manabe creates the spectacle with 40 original electric stimulation devices he tailored himself

  • looks like a bunch of zombies waking up from the dead

    John larafer McJohnson says:
  • the possibilities of this are so many!! def people ! rise!!!!

    LaM says:
  • is this ethically proven?

    North says:
  • This looks weird not only for me, right?

    ABee says:
  • You could do the same thing with muscle stimulation units that therapists use in hand therapy to facilitate muscle contraction, tendon gliding, and joint motion. This would not, however, be an appropriate use for the devices.

    Cheri says:

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