The future of music has arrived in the form of a futuristic looking 3D-printed violin.
Architechts Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of Miami’s MONAD studio came up with the design for the two-string Piezoelectric Violin.
In an interview with BBC, Goldemberg told reporter Clemency Burton-Hill that the violin preserves the functionality and ergonomics of the classic violin, but has a character all its own thanks to the materials and methods in which it was formed.
“Consider the tonality of classical guitar against that of the Les Paul electric guitar: they do sound the same in a sense, yet also quite different,” Goldemberg said.
The violin will be exhibited with other extreme interpretations of classic instruments, including a hornucopia, which is their take on the cello.
“Innovation in instrument design is a balancing act of paying homage to history and tradition while at the same time looking forward boldly into the future,” Goldemberg said.
I hope that after the group has finished playing, the audience will be allowed to clap.
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