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

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

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

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Are they for words or for sounds?