Watch This Guy Play a Disk Drive With His Guitar

August 23, 2013 | Andy Cush

Here’s a sublime little video of a musician named Julian Corrie playing his guitar and singing in an empty swimming pool. That guitar, however, is controlling an old floppy disk drive via MIDI, and there’s a keyboard and drum machine connected to a SEGA Mega Drive, Commodore 64, and a few hard drives as well.

The setup was conceived by Scottish artist and filmmaker James Houston and allows Corrie to eke pitched, musical sounds out of the agin electronics. Corrie’s song itself I could take or leave, but the way it’s played is elegiac and wonderful. Watch it above.