This 3D-printed violin has a classic sound and a look straight from the future

April 10, 2015 by  
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3D printing is music to our ears! Believe it or not,  this futuristic-looking violin was made with a 3D printer . The two-string piezroelectric violin will debut at the 3D Print Design Show later this month in New York. Architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio collaborated with musician Scott F. Hall to design the instrument. The violin is similar in function and ergonomics to a classical violin but is different in aesthetics and the overall character of the instrument. Four other instruments will also be displayed, and then played, at the design show throughout the week: a didgeridoo, a cello, a monobarisitar and a hornucopia (a large didgeridoo). Goldemberg said it was important that they pay homage to the history of the instruments while still looking boldly into the future of music and design . Via My Modern Met Images via MONAD Studio Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2 string violin , 3D advances , 3d art , 3D didgeridoo , 3d printed , 3D printed design show , 3D printed instruments , 3D printed musical instruments , 3D printed violin , 3D printing , 3D printing and design , hornucopia , musical instruments , two string violin

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Pedaling Pianist Strikes a Chord With His Homemade Piano Bike

April 12, 2013 by  
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Pianos aren’t generally thought of as the most portable of musical instruments , which makes tickling the ivories almost always an indoor activity — but staying cooped up inside to play wasn’t what musician Gary Skaggs had in mind. A few years back, the San Francisco native had the idea to combine two of his favorite pastimes, cycling and music, by creating what may be the world’s first Piano Bike and offering free on-the-go performances for passing pedestrians. Read the rest of Pedaling Pianist Strikes a Chord With His Homemade Piano Bike Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycles , bike design , bike piano , bikes , creative repurposing , garry skaggs , invention , music , musical instruments , piano , San Francisco , sustainable transportation        

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How can I reuse or recycle old musical instrument reeds?

November 26, 2010 by  
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Amber sent us an email asking about reeds from musical instruments: I’ve got TONS of old alto saxophone reeds lying around, and was wondering if anybody had an idea about how to reuse/recycle them? I am incredibly unmusical but Wikipedia tells me reeds tend to be make from cane, although there are an increasing amount of synthetic ones in use. The first idea that springs to mind is turning them into some sort of jewellery – a subtle nod to your musical skills

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