Mogees is an innovative new product, which turns any object into a musical instrument by converting vibrations into musical sounds. Mazda and Mogees teamed up to turn a regular-old Mazda3 into an automotive musical instrument.
The Mazda3 was covered in Mogees and then played by a group of percussionists in this creative video.
The video, released by Mazda UK takes the opportunity to promote both the Mazda3’s daring KODO-Soul of Motion design and the innovative Mogees gadget.
Mogees creator Bruno Zamborlin kicked off the Mogees project in March of 2014 with a Kickstarter campaign, and since then, has been touring Europe with a team of musicians promoting, “gestural music interface” at a variety of concerts and interviews.
Zamborlin describes how the Mogees work, saying that a microphonic sensor is placed on the surface of an object (in this case, the Mazda3) and records different types of touch (like finger tapping, slapping, and fist pounding). The input is then sent to a smartphone, where the different touches sent through a synthesizer app and are played as music.
“We wanted percussionists to take full advantage of electronic music without losing the feeling of touching a real surface. I would love to see people stop watching their tiny touchscreen all the time and start taking more advantage of what they already have around them,” Zamborlin said in an interview with Wired.
Stop by Bakersfield Mazda today to check out the Mazda3’s exciting KODO Soul of Motion design, and follow #MazdaMogees on social media to be a part of the conversation.