My project for this workshop is about the creation of a big machine, mechanism for exploring sound resonance through metal and similar materials combined with natural forces. The final step is to create an autonomous, noisy and massive resonator.
The main references are some different musical instruments: for example trombone or tuba (both of them involve a sort of ‘air control’) and expecially some ‘primitive’ instruments like the brazilian Berimbau and the so-called Diddley Bow. They look a little bit trashy, but simple, clever and open to different implementations.
This last instrument is the most interesting as a staring point.
Try to reproduce and create my own version of this instrument (in a large scale and with some different conformations) is the first step to explore and find the way (or the ways) for create interesting ‘vibrations’ and resonance.
The diddley bow in one of my favorite video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT33FcL9QVw