As a famous chef once noted, making music can be akin to cooking up some marvelous shit. This has never felt so true as with Beatoven – an interactive MIDI controller that utilizes a cooking pot and the look and feel of a stove top to merge the kitchen with the recording studio. The creation of Viktor Jan , Beatoven enables users “to create music through a cooking experience… mixing sounds as if they were ingredients and playing with the revolving buttons on the stove as if they were to adjust the amount of heat, enhancing the feeling of cooking while creating music.” The idea’s inspiration came to Jan with a literal growl from his stomach.
Jan recently told Co.Design: “When I was in U.K., I missed my Korean food, so I decided to cook a Korean soup in my kitchen. While boiling the water, I realized that the water boiling sound is playable by the lid of pot. It is just like filtering a sound effect by using a DJ mixer. So I translated that idea into cooking sound.”
Though presently no edible ingredients are involved in Beatoven’s music making process, Jan plans to enhance the experience to incorporate actual food. Mm… food, indeed.
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[via Co.Design ]