Do a Jean Michel Jarre with your very own Laser Harp

Musical Instruments

Anyone remember Jean Michel Jarre’s laser performances, where he supposedly played synth leads by breaking laser beams? Some said it was fake, but nonetheless it is possible, as Stephen Hobley has proved with his Laser Harp.

To say it’s a custom build is an understatement. There are plenty of technical details on his web page, but if you just want to see it in action, take a look at the video below:

It’s not the most practical instrument in the world, but it certainly looks fun. Could even get you some physical exercise into the bargain.

Now, when’s someone going to hook it up to a games console and release “Laser Harp Hero”?

Laser Harp (via DoDevice)

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One thought on “Do a Jean Michel Jarre with your very own Laser Harp

  • Do none of you bloggers ever try researching your subjects ?
    Laser harps are pretty run of the mill, so much so that a friend of mine made one for his 1st year project while studying Sonic Art BA at Hampshire uni.
    Alot of music technology students build them as they are so cheap to build with laser pointers.
    Remember research it really helps to stop you look like an idiot !

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