Are you constantly peeved by the non-musicality of bridges? If so, your troubles are about to come to a sweet, melodic end thanks to an artist and inventor named Di Mainstone.
Mainstone is out to transform bridges into giant sound installations, using humans as the instruments. Her idea, inspired by a fortuitous stroll down the Brooklyn Bridge, involves attaching sculptural instruments to the human form, turning people into "Human Harps." Pedestrians will then be able to play the already instrument-like architecture, using their bodies as activators of sound.
Each "human harp" will wear a body holster that magnetically attaches him or her to the bridge. According to The Creators Project, "the holster has custom made modules with digital sensors that detect and measure the vibrations of the suspension cables, harvesting the sounds so people can remix them through movement. This way the user becomes a human harp."
By 2014, Mainstone aims to turn the Brooklyn Bridge into a giant, magnetic instrument and we could not be more excited. Watch the Creators Project video above and head to the "Human Harp" website to watch the development proceed. We must admit, it's been a pretty great month for artsy bridges.