Linus Akesson and The Commodordion

I think the best thing to call Linus Akesson is a polymath. According to his about page, he dabbles in:

  • music
  • poetry
  • movies
  • programming
  • yoga
  • mathematics (and meta-mathematics)
  • Swedish folk dance
  • books
  • translation
  • psychology & sociology
  • information security
  • close-up magic
  • language (Japanese!)
  • discordianism
  • electronics
  • type setting
  • meditation
  • mechatronics
  • lucid dreaming
  • go
  • cryptic crosswords
  • interactive fiction

That offers the perfect platform to create a unique musical instrument like a Commodordion, a “fully functional 8-bit accordion”, made out of 2 Commodore 64’s and 8 inch floppy disks as the bellows. The above video shows his set up process, a ragtime performance, and the inner workings of his masterpiece.

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