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Sketch Piston - Playing Music

teamLab, 2015-

PLAY MOVIE

Sketch Piston - Playing Music

teamLab, 2015-

This instrument lets people play music by drawing lines on the screen with their fingers and then tapping the screen to place various stamps.


The canvas is the world, and the lines and stamps drawn affect the world, which is created as sounds are played and characters bounce around.

The musical scale played on a line depends on the height where it is drawn.

People play music together by drawing lines and tapping the screen to place stamps.

How to interact with the artwork

  • 1

    Select the flowers and stars on the display by touching them.

  • 2

    Play by drawing on the screen with your finger.

  • 3

    Choose from the stamps shown on the display, and place it into the world of the canvas. When balls hit the stamps, a note plays, and music is created.