akko golenbeld: stadsmuziek akko golenbeld: stadsmuziek
apr 17, 2011

akko golenbeld: stadsmuziek

‘stadsmuziek’ by akko golenbeld image © designboom

on show at ‘this way’, design academy eindhoven’s exhibition at milan design week 2011 is akko goldenbeld’s musical device ‘stadsmuziek’. a scale model of the city of eindhoven is transformed into the role of the recorder as each building, unique in size, shape and proximity to others, creates the musical score. placed on a revolving wooden cylinder, the buildings set little hammers in motion that play the keys of the piano. by turning and turning, the city makes its voice heard – from loud to soft, long to short, high-pitched to low – translating the three-dimensional reality of the city into an aural experience.

overall device image © designboom

detail of ‘fingers’ on keys image © designboom

detail of buildings on surface image © designboom

detail of barrel image © designboom

detail of connections image © designboom

detail of mechanisms image © designboom

video courtesy of the designer

  • smart! But who indicated North? (I) it could totally change!

    toufic a matta says:
  • ugggh step out of your shell eindhoven. so close minded

    tunnelvision says:
  • Great concept, really very cool. Should’ve oiled the thing though. All I can hear is squeaking.

    Nichole says:
  • would’ve have been cool if i could hear what was supposed to be playing

    Samuel says:
  • we lost this – sorry –

    Helemaal te gek, Akko. Ben inderdaad ook benieuwd naar hoe het echt klinkt, dus een goede kwaliteit video zou wel welkom zijn.
    Leo R. 04.19.11

    OIL CAN…OIL CAN? What he say?
    tribeliker 04.19.11

    designboom says:
  • Must say the pictures lead to high expectations. The video sounds terrible.

    Gary says:
  • thats how ancient computers were

    animatedpalm says:
  • That would be amazing if it wasnt just randomly pounding on the keyboard. I can do that without all the machinery.

    Taylor says:
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdE_L-cOwM0

    Groet Akko Goldenbeld

    Akko says:
  • @Akko

    Thanks we have embedded your own video instead.

    jonathan / designboom says:
  • GREAT! VERY ORIGINAL!

    netjer says:

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