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3D-Printed Violin Looks Like the Future of Music

Published on 11/02/2016

Seeker reports:

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.

 

Old Or New Violin? Musicians Can’t Tell

 

“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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