Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
Have you ever thought what the future holds for music instruments? Do you think they’ll look like the violin depicted in the images below?
This “back to the future” 2-string violin, made by architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg of MONAD Studio, makes its debut this month at the 3D Print Design Show in New York.
MONAD Studio is known for its architectural cutting-edge style, while its also work on art installations and product design. In the 3D Print Design Show, which takes place at the Jacob Javits Center from April 16 to April 17, Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg will present their 2-string Piezoelectric Violin. For this work, they collaborated with musician Scott F in designing this innovating instrument that functions like a classic violin but differs in its form and appearance due to its unique and futuristic design.
“Our desire to create unusual instruments emerged when we realized the aesthetic and technical issues we were facing as architects did not differ much from those of musicians and composers” Goldemberg says. The architects wanted to explore a new and modern concept for traditional instruments, like the violin, while a cello, a monobarasitar, a small didgeridoo and a hornucopia will also be displayed and performed live by musicians, during the show.
“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” says the architect.