Davy Sumner: Tines

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Jul 3 2017 - Aug 13 2017

Based on an 1859 experiment by German Scientist Franz Melde, TINES are tuning forks that are vibrated by precisely directed magnetic fields. Pulsing a strong electromagnet at the resonant frequency of a tuning fork causes it to start oscillating (and producing sound). The deer-like sculptures act as resonators to increase the audibility of the tuning forks, amplifying their otherwise faint tones into raw materials for a digitally constructed audio composition.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

  • Various Media
  • American
  • Contemporary
  • Davy Sumner

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