HomeInteractive, Happening & Street ArtThe Social Lamellaphone - A Unique Musical Instrument

The Social Lamellaphone - A Unique Musical Instrument

The social lamellaphone is a unique acoustic instrument for experimental music making and exploration of cooperative creativity. 
Derived from the musical technology of the familiar African ‘thumb piano’ (ie kalimba, mbira, sanza, likembe, etc), but created in ignorance of the science of music, this instrument is entirely experimental and intuitively tuned.

The steel keys or tines of the instrument are made from cast-off street-sweeper bristles I’ve collected from the streets of inner-city Sydney for the past few years. Each of the 270 tines has been cut and filed to length, then fixed in a the hardwood bridge at different lengths to produce different microtonal notes. A pattern of notes, with slight variation between each sound box, repeats five times around the instrument circumference.

Visitors are invited to explore the qualities of the instrument by making sounds. Up to ten people can play the interment at once.

The Social Lamellaphone - A Unique Musical Instrument Interactive, Happening & Street Art Recycled Art
The Social Lamellaphone - A Unique Musical Instrument Interactive, Happening & Street Art Recycled Art

The Social Lamellaphone - A Unique Musical Instrument Interactive, Happening & Street Art Recycled Art
The Social Lamellaphone - A Unique Musical Instrument Interactive, Happening & Street Art Recycled Art
The Social Lamellaphone - A Unique Musical Instrument Interactive, Happening & Street Art Recycled Art

Source:

gravatar

Gary Warner

Join the Conversation!

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of

More ideas

Best-of ideas

recyclart.org-60-ideas-to-recycle-vintage-sewing-machines-01

60 Ideas To Recycle Vintage Sewing Machines

button-magnets

6 Ways to Reuse Buttons

mosaic756e3f7d2e7828fdef18715f1967642e1a7a9bdf

2013 Recyclart Top 10 Posts !

recyclart.org-most-original-creative-ways-to-repurpose-old-cars-03

Most Original & Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Cars

apieceofrainbow-reuse-glass-diy

18 Gorgeous and Useful Things To Make From Old Glass

It’s the Moment to Reuse Waste Paper - Here Are Some Clever Ways to Do It

It’s the Moment to Reuse Waste Paper – Here Are Some Clever Ways to Do It

Other ideas you may like

noid-monotriciclo

El Arte De Reciclar

noid-buckaroo_for_web

Recycled Ammunition Casings

The Octopus31

The Octopus

unnamed (2)

Shrine: A Torii Gate (Where the Spirits Are More Likely to Hear Your Prayers)

Fotor0304183841

Old Book Wreaths

Terrierist-2-3612

Robert Bradford 3d Plastic Sculptures

901

GET YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF RECYCLED & UPCYCLED IDEAS!

Subscribe to our newsletter & receive your download link! 100% FREE!

Scroll to Top
56 Shares
Pin42
Share14
Tweet
WhatsApp
Email