Around the World Played on Giant Tesla Coils #MusicMonday

If you’re missing Daft Punk and you like electricity, here’s a maker who set up three large Tesla coils to play Around the World. Here’s more from Gizmodo:

Tesla coils are probably one of the last things most people would consider a musical instrument, but if you’ve ever seen one demonstrated at a science center or event like Maker Faire, you’ve also probably heard one in action as they’re very loud. The sound they create is produced when nearby air molecules are heated and start to vibrate, and by adjusting the frequency, a Tesla coil switches on and off every second, the pitch of the sound they create can also be adjusted.

By also carefully controlling the “phase, pulse width and firing frequency” of the sparks emitted, Franzoli is able to recreate recognizable pieces of music with a surprising amount of nuance to each performance. At times, given the electronic and heavily filtered nature of Daft Punk’s music, Franzoli’s Tesla coil sounds remarkably similar to many sounds of the original piece.

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