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Anne Wright
07-24-2017, 08:47 AM
I thought Hugh might be interested in this!

Soundweaving: Artist Converts Folk Embroidery Patterns into Paper Scores for Music Boxesby Christopher Jobson (http://thisiscolossal.com/about) on January 20, 2015

Soundweaving (http://soundweaving.mome.hu/en/) is a recent project by Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay that turns patterns used in traditional folk embroidery into music by translating them into laser-cut punch cards fed through a custom music box. The project was partially inspired by actual paper cards used in some weaving looms to easily reproduce patterns for various textiles. Szirmay collaborated with musician and composer Bálint Tárkány-Kovács who helped with audio mapping and the development of each track. Soundweaving was on view as part of Vienna Design Week at MOME Laboratory (http://mome.hu/en/) through last week, and you can see much more over on Dezeen (http://www.dezeen.com/2015/01/17/zsanett-szirmay-soundweaving-cross-stitch-patterns-punched-card-music-box/). I’ve had the video above playing in the background for the last 20 minutes or so, it’s surprisingly enjoyable, especially if you’re into Steve Reich or Philip Glass.


Video at the article and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIuFFrFAOMo

To be honest, I find the music a bit repetitive, but it is an interesting project.

07-24-2017, 11:56 AM
Interesting idea...

Given my hearing loss, I figured that I'd just get the base from the video but it appears that there is no base...'-}}