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Noises are malleable and transformative, so why can’t the instruments that make them be that way, too? French designers Raphael Pluvinage and Marianne Cauvard have created just that — a radical creation called Noise Jelly. In the video, they show a deceivingly simple process of molding various geometric shapes out of a jiggly, solid substance. Before the liquid hardens, colorful noise characteristics like “basses” or “melodies” are added. The colorful shape is then set on a game board. When poked and prodded, voila, music is made.