Sandra Sordini is a designer who graduated from the Free University of Bozen, Italy. She states that her contemporary ceramic designs “create connections, be it between design, social sciences and arts; between different cultures and realities, between the already established and the yet-to-come.”
Her work, the Klangkörper is a bit of the yet-to-come. A variation on the ceramic speakers we post so often here, the Klangkörper is a digital instrument that uses touch-sensitive technology to play simple melodies. Sordini states:
Klangkörper are digital music instruments which translate melodies into three-dimensional forms. The porcelain objects are painted with patterns of silver lacquer, which works as a sensor: the microcontroller Arduino, hidden inside the object, detects human touch and plays tones accordingly. Following the curves on the vessels with your finger, you’ll be able to play parts of famous melodies, like Mozart’s “Zauberflöte” or a lullaby by Brahms, or you can simply create your own your own sounds by gently caressing the object.
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