The Ceramophone was designed by architect Simon Astridge and music producer James Mason.
The Ceramophone was proven on the Dezeen Awards get together
The instrument’s keys are product of porcelain tiles which have been tuned to the pentatonic scale, with every key’s pitch decided by the gap between the 2 rubber helps on which they sit.
The porcelain keys are organized in a radial design atop a steamed-wood construction made by shipwright Jerry Fleming.
The Ceramophone was put in at this year’s Dezeen Awards ceremony hosted in London, the place percussionists Gosia Kepa and Connor Chambers carried out a duet they composed for the instrument.
This invited composers, scientists, architects, engineers, artists and musicians to experiment with the instrument and discover the connection between sound and house.
Sounds of the Earth was a collaboration between Solus Ceramics and Italian tile producer Mirage, which contributed the porcelain tiles used to create the Ceramophone’s keys.
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