Goal: To create a system of modular variation that creates a field gradient
Modular variation: Six different modules vary in height and distance of horizontal protrusion
Process: Design modules in Rhino, cast plaster blocks, use CNC router to make molds from the plaster blocks, slip cast ceramic modules, post-process modules, send pieces to the kiln for firing, assemble final system
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Final product: The instrument is played with a mallet. Each module creates a different pitch when played as a result of varying effective lengths.
Click [here] to hear someone play this instrument.
In collaboration with Lwabeya Mutanda and Sean Wickman
Produced in the architecture studio “Digital Ceramics” taught by Molly Reichert
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, October 2014