Looking Outwards 11 Lydia Jin

Computational Design of Metallophone Contact Sounds

I found this interesting computational design of sound online at this website. This project uses the technology of 3D printing to create specified shapes that makes sound. The parts include 3 sub parts: the mallet, fabricated shape, and the optimized stand. The parts have animal shapes that are very precisely calculated to make sure the best outcome of the sound comes out. It combines engineering and acoustic design skills. The project was created in 2013 and from this work, we can assume that the artist pays heavy attention to detail. I really like this project because it combines music and art in the most creative ways. And I admire how precise the pieces are, especially when it is made using innovative technology such as 3D printing.

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