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12 March 2015, 12:07
The piezoelectric violin could be one of the weirdest-looking, prettiest violins of all time - and it's only got two strings.
Update: there's now video footage of the piezoelectric violin in action:
Made by MONAD Studio with Scott F. Hall as part of a larger collection of bizarre and innovative instruments, the violin differs hugely from a standard violin.
According to MONAD's website, it's going to form part of a "fully 3D printed art installation" at the Jacob Javits Center in New York this April.
Other instruments in the collection include a cello and a small didgeridoo, alongside some custom-made inventions called the monobarasitar and the hornucopia.
All of the instruments will be presented as part of a larger framework mounted on a wall, itself an instrument which "produces a drone, sonic environment that highlights the radical design of these instruments."
Here's a video of the monobarasitar in action. It's heavy.
Pictures via MONAD Studios.