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"The following is a short demonstration of Quintronics' latest musical invention called The Singing House. This drone synthesizer can be installed into any building in order to provide its inhabitants with a pleasing chord that is constantly changed by the weather." Brought to you by the maker of The Drum Buddy.

Drum-buddy, previously.
posted by crunchland (17 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
And when lightning strikes the sensor on the roof, it starts playing Slayer.
posted by not_on_display at 6:46 PM on January 17, 2012


Any mention of Quintron (and Miss Pussycat) should really include a puppet show.
posted by ovvl at 6:52 PM on January 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


I played a significant role in pissing Miss Pussycat (and probably, by proxy, Quintron) off something awful 13 or 14 years ago. She snarled at my friend and me. I still feel kind of bad about it.
posted by item at 6:56 PM on January 17, 2012


The singing house is interesting, but I really want one of those drum buddies.
posted by MrBobaFett at 6:57 PM on January 17, 2012


This is such a convergence of so many of my interests. DYI musical instruments and puppetry!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:08 PM on January 17, 2012


Needs more informercial!
posted by evidenceofabsence at 7:40 PM on January 17, 2012


This is really nice and far better than "The Shining House" that I misread it as: Haunting atonal Penderecki for you to listen to whilst riding around on your trike.
posted by pmcp at 7:45 PM on January 17, 2012


I'll just call it "The Tinnitus House."
posted by charlie don't surf at 8:46 PM on January 17, 2012


I spent more than a week listening to this thing 12 hours a day or more, and it didn't drive me mad! When I went back to visit it again a few months later, I discovered that I had missed it.
posted by moonmilk at 9:02 PM on January 17, 2012


What an absurd idea. I'd kill myself after 20 minutes. It is said that the composer Robert Schumann was driven insane by the pitch A-440. This is a helluva lot worse.
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 10:11 PM on January 17, 2012


a pleasing chord that is constantly changed by the weather. -- It did make me wonder if they'd never heard of wind chimes before.
posted by crunchland at 10:19 PM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mrs A. is freaked out enough by water in the pipes upstairs, if the house started singing to her she may just pick up a crowbar and attack the walls.
posted by arcticseal at 1:28 AM on January 18, 2012


The last thing I'd heard about Quintron was that Hurricane Katrina destroyed all his possessions (including the Drum Buddy); there were actually fundraisers afterward to help him out. Glad to see he's still at it, and kind of interesting that the instrument here is you in your residence, in light of that. Sounds like The Singing House transforms the familiar and everyday into A Place Unknown.
posted by stinkycheese at 1:29 AM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I live a few doors away from a singing house. Although its more of a fucked boiler that owner can't be bothered fixing house. Rest assured I dont find it calming
posted by duffers5000 at 8:11 AM on January 18, 2012


Who can't use a little more background EM radiation? We need more devices that consume electricity to keep the horror of silence at bay!

Disclaimer: I like silence and work hard to find it in my home
posted by Redhush at 10:03 AM on January 18, 2012


Well, here's something to take away a little of your stress : There's no need to be worried about EM radiation.
posted by crunchland at 10:16 AM on January 18, 2012


More noise?

No thank you.

It's snowing like gangbusters right now, there's been no traffic for hours, and the silence is WONDERFUL.
posted by BlueHorse at 2:09 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


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