Now you can listen to doodles on Google

David Wilcock

Google's search engine is designed to be a gateway to whatever destination website you choose.

But users may find themselves hanging around at the site a little while longer today after the company designed an interactive musical "doodle" that can be played using a mouse.

The latest in a series of customised artworks has been created to mark what would have been the 78th birthday of the instrument's creator Robert "Bob" Moog.

The playable Moog synthesiser graphic has playable keys and users can alter the sound by clicking on several "knobs" on the screen.

New York-born Moog's self-named synthesisers turned electric currents into sound, influencing bands like the Beach Boys and the Beatles before influencing what would become electronica

He died from a brain tumour in August 2005 at 71.