In a music video shared on Twitter, a musician was seen performing while scanning barcodes printed on a canvas to create the “perfect” tune. The viral video has garnered over 1.5 million views and over 80,000 likes. According to reports, the man has been identified as Ei Wada.
– Ei Wada å ç°æ°¸ ð¡ (@crab_feet) January 22, 2020
Famous for creating music from old electronic devices
Wada is famous for making music from old electronic devices. Reportedly, the musician also took part in an orchestral project and used 20 reel tape recorders and also created a group called Electronicos Fantasticos. The Japanese musician said barcode scanners can be used to create sounds by connecting the digitized signals directly to the audio terminal.
The Barcode musical got many people to praise the musician for his creativity.
It must be connected to a synth / translating the lines in frequency. I find the raw sound that comes out of it more interesting (although it can be a lot harder).
– ThomasWincek (@ThomasWincek) January 22, 2020
This! This is why Japan has the best creativity.
How often can you actually use barcodes as instruments?
– Neppedupplayer (@Beau_Magbanua) 23 january 2020
That note at the endð This man is having the best time of his life!
– Omar G. Alcorta (@AlcortaG) 23 january 2020
Wow I just realized it’s not drum it scans barcodes then it’s translated into music
– Person (@Nobody_CL) January 24, 2020
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Musician asks how music will be in 2020
Another musician, Andrew Huang tagged Ei Wada’s post in his tweet and asked his followers how the music will be in 2020.
IT’S SICK !!! I taste that.
– M4730 (69%) (âNâ) (@ ItsM4730) January 22, 2020
If I had seen this ten years ago, I probably would have tried to replicate it for a final year project.
– Andrew Faraday ï¸ (@MarmiteJunction) January 22, 2020
I will not lie. I love this.
You can tattoo yourself a playable song with this thing
– The Yeti (@FrostBackYeti) January 22, 2020
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