Yamaha and Fabian Cappello teamed up to deliver this modified typewriter, which has each key wired to play a different musical note as you type. The end result is a sentence that also plays out as a melody.

Aside from standing on its own as a neat piece of DIY tech, the idea of visualizing words and sentences as music is kind of mind-bending. Think of it the other way–what does the melody to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony look like in words?

For more on how it works, see the gallery

Yanko Design

Typing The Sound: Underbody

Each key of the typewriter is individually wired for musical wizardry.

The Finished Product

A look at what musical noodling on a typewriter looks like.

Keys, Keys, Keys…

Are they for words or for sounds?