Composer Miya Masaoka has started playing the "Laser Koto," a futuristic version of the traditional Japanese stringed instrument, the Koto, that's been around since the 8th century. Masaoka outfitted the instrument with four laser beams, plus light sensors and infrared sensors. It all connects to her laptop computer, allowing Masaoka to play the light "strings."
Japanese Koto Instrument Adds Lasers
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