The Osc-A-Lot

Brendan O’Connell ’08 designed a rather bizarre instrument while at Wesleyan called an “Osc-A-Lot” (osc as in oscillations), based partially on the oscillator sound generators in Wes alum Nic Collins book Handmade Electronic Music.

It looks kind of like a balding Medusa’s head, or a tangle of electrostatic vines, and sounds like what either of those might if you added some shrieking rainforest animals with laser guns.

Check out this crazy thing in action:

12 thoughts on “The Osc-A-Lot

  1. noa

    sweeet.Does this have anything to do with that thesis last year in the ’92 with the glowy globes and head-mounted cameras and crazy music?

  2. noa

    sweeet.
    Does this have anything to do with that thesis last year in the ’92 with the glowy globes and head-mounted cameras and crazy music?

  3. Anonymous

    haha it does sound like shrieky rainforest animals with lazers. can’t vouch the “music” tag, though

  4. Anonymous

    haha it does sound like shrieky rainforest animals with lazers. can’t vouch the “music” tag, though

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