The Australian artist Dan McPharlin is responsible for these incredible miniature synthesizers. Dan certainly has an eye for science-fiction art. He’s created album covers, logos, and illustrations for magazines, but these tiny keyboards are my personal favorite.
Unfortunately, the synthesizers are not playable, but maybe that’s asking a bit much.
When asked about his interest in Synthesizers and Music in an interview, Dan responded:
“Music is very important. I feel a bit like I’m losing my soul if I’m not creating music regularly. The things I’m drawn to in music are similar to those I’m drawn to in visual art; form, space, atmosphere. I love music that evokes strange worlds, sound environments that seem more like natural phenomena than anything created by human or machine. I’m always listening to something while I work on my art; there are a handful of artists that tend to inspire the right mood while I’m creating; Gyorgy Ligeti, Arvo Part, Klaus Schulze, Jeff Mills, Basic Channel, Toru Takemitsu are a few names that come to mind.”
Also impressive is the sheer number of the miniature synthesizers he’s created. Check them all out at his Flickr page.