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Dezeen at IKEA Festival: Teenage Engineering shows off portable music machines

Teenage Engineering is at IKEA Festival today giving demos of its Pocket Operator range of music devices after performing interactive synth shows for visitors in Milan this week.

In our latest broadcast from IKEA Festival, we speak to Tobias von Hofsten from Teenage Engineering about the Swedish tech company's Pocket Operator – a handheld sequencer, synthesiser and sampler for creating electronic music.

"We like to spread music and we do that through machines," he explains.

"The Pocket Operators are handheld, battery-powered, portable music devices that allow anybody to make electronic music. It has a small sequencer, press play and you've got yourself a beat very quickly."

Members of Teenage Engineering performed at the Dezeen at IKEA Festival party on Wednesday night, and have entertained festival-goers with interactive sound and light shows each day.

IKEA Festival takes place from 4 to 9 April in a 3,500-square-metre warehouse at Via Ventura 14 in Milan. We're broadcasting video highlights across Dezeen, as well as our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels.

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