Red Bull Music Academy recently made Future Instruments 2014, a site showcasing how instruments would be 200 years from now. The instruments provided were thought up by different music artists in the present, with Tyler, the Creator being one of the artists to come up with an idea. Here is Tyler’s invention, the Shout Box.
In the year 2214 everyone I know, including myself, will be dead. To be honest, I think the world would have already ended by 2214, and if it hasn’t, there probably won’t be a lot of music being made. But let’s just say music is being made. What it’s going to sound like is a question that a lot of musicians tend to ask themselves. With all the genre-blending in 2014, one can only imagine what human ears will be accustomed to 100 years from now. Will the tempos be sped up? Will subject matter like love and cars still be a thing? Will humans still be using the same instruments? Probably not.
We have keyboards with every sound with the push of one button. And with the rise in popularity of EDM, most of those instruments aren’t even used, which leads me to believe that in 2214, the popular instrument will be the human voice. Screaming. Yes, screaming. Different ways of screaming. Pitched up, pitched down, panned to the left, and so on. Someone will create a small cube box where the artist can scream into it, and it will have every single effect possible to make the scream distinct from other ones. 1,000 buttons on it. No more drums, synths, strings or basslines. The cube will have the option to change your screaming into one of those instruments, similar to a MIDI keyboard, but overall, screams are going to be clogging the radio.
Am I into it? Fuck no, but as time passes the younger generations are going to be so hyped on it that it doesn’t matter what I think. I’ll be old and dead. Oh, and the cubes will come in pretty colors, to wear on your head or make it easy to fit in your pocket.
You can check out more of these future instruments by clicking here.
via Pigeons & Planes