Instrument as Interface

I have often though of musical instruments as a curious compromise between sound and interface. The standard designs of the major instrument types — keyboards, fretted necks, valves, fingerholes, etc. — have become standard in part because no one has figured out a compellingly better way to control an instrument’s sound in a way that […]

Pretty pictures

Some lovely photos by Mierswa-Kluska of the interior of musical instruments made as part of an ad campaign for the Berlin Philharmonic. See them all.

I suspect the instruments were cleaned up a bit for the shoot. Old violins especially are notorious for collecting prodigious amounts of dust. Peter Seman (Seman Violins near Chicago) […]