MIT’s Experimental Keyboard Is Unlike Any Instrument You’ve Seen (Or Heard)

By Meg Miller

In a new project from MIT Media Lab, the FabricKeyboard is an instrument you play by pressing, twisting, pulling and stretching.

Instruments, by and large, are rigid, inflexible things—consistent in form but infinitely variable in the music that they can produce. But what if instruments were malleable? What if you could make music by pulling and stretching and twisting an instrument, regardless of how it is traditionally played?

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