Resonator project

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.

Helmoltz: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmholtz_resonance

Non-musical: http://www.amalgamate2000.com/radio-hobbies/radio/coaxial_resonators.htm

musical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQa3BM_lENA&feature=related

http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-trombone/

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s