bohyun yoon: sound of glass bohyun yoon: sound of glass
jul 13, 2010

bohyun yoon: sound of glass

‘sound of glass’ by bohyun yoon, 2004

sound of glass is a musical instrument created by korean artist bohyun yoon which creates a variety of different sounds when played with. the helmet is a single piece of molded glass that has a concave recess on its underside and a hallow ring around the top with a single spout. the helmet can be filled with water and produces sounds when rubbed tapped or poured into another helmet. yoon created a short film of that featured the glass helmet worn and played by different individuals including the artist. the sound the helmet makes is varied based on the user’s hand size, the amount of water and their moments.

‘sound of glass’ by bohyun yoon, 2004

‘sound of glass’ by bohyun yoon, 2004 (color video with sound, 4 minutes)

‘sound of glass’ by bohyun yoon, 2004 (color video with sound, 4 minutes)

‘sound of glass’ by bohyun yoon, 2004 (color video with sound, 4 minutes)

  • I dunno’.

    That’s got to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen in my entire life.

    ellio b. says:
  • @ellio b. you are so good 😀

    jacz says:
  • I read somewhere that players of a ‘glass organ’, that is, various glasses filled with water, and tuned to play particular notes on the scale, you stroke their rims to evoke a note (much as you would at a dinner party to annoy your sister, Theo, i’m talking to you). Anyway, players of that ‘instrument’ often end up going mad. I wonder what playing this thing on your head does to you.

    monalisa says:
  • This may not have a every day use, yet it is a nice new experiace in art.

    Jagjit says:

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