Denis P Paul, from Bremen, Germany, is the creator of a device that uses the distance measurement with a laser and a rotary axis to scan objects. Converting this distance, Mr. Paul creation produces correspondent sounds. The result is a unique sound to each object.
Take a look at the video.
It may not be the biggest revolution in music in the last 500 years, sure, however I think Mr. Paul would agree with me that it is interesting to see translated into other forms the everyday objects.
I think it would be even cooler to have one of those using x-rays, observing not only the surface of the objects, but also the voids and density variations. What you think?
The website of the project