Thankfully not starring Bill Paxton or Helen Hunt, this tornado of rock barrels through anything in its path – especially disco. German artist Trimpin created the Guitar Tornado for the Experience Music Project in Seattle. But this tornado has more than form. It has function.
Intermingled within the tornado is guitars connected to robotic musicians which play the guitar on cue, which spectators can enable through touchscreen interfaces. Though each guitar can only play one note at a time, so the installation creates chords by striking the different notes of a chord on multiple guitars.