Musical City Model

Die-hard city dwellers sometimes describe the sounds of the city … car horns, traffic, or even police cars–as musical. But what if a city could actually make music?

That’s what artist Akko Goldenbeld has done. He’s made a scale model of Eindhoven in The Netherlands. It’s called “Stadsmuziek” (“City Music”). The project is an accurate model that’s mounted on a rotating drum turned by a hand crank. As the drum turns, the model presses down keys on a piano, creating a rather dissonant sound. It’s not exactly pleasant to listen to, but it seems to capture the energy of a bustling city.

Goldenbeld has created a brilliant project, nonetheless. He’s transformed the city into a musical instrument.

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Via: Designboom and Akko Goldenbeld