MUSIC AND CREATIVITY
INSTRMNTS is a touring exhibition showcasing innovative musical instruments and sound installations. It invites audiences to participate in a playful and improvisational process of making music, introducing them to new and unique instruments such as the toha, acrux, and tipaw, among others. The main objective of the exhibition is to explore the potential for creating music and to highlight the power of cultural exchange and communication through music.
Our exhibition offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to play with original instruments, participate in engaging workshops, enjoy concerts and performances, take part in musical games, and attend informative talks. We have also designed an educational program specifically for children from local schools, providing them with hands-on learning experiences.
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INSTRMNTS is a collection of interactive musical instruments, inspired by nature and ancient traditions. Designed with passion and creativity, our instruments are crafted to facilitate musical expression and encourage the artistic process.
The acrux, a unique musical instrument, takes inspiration from the Southern Cross constellation, visible only in the night sky of the southern hemisphere. The design of the acrux reflects the configuration of this constellation, with each part symbolizing a specific aspect. The circular, vibrating lamellae symbolize the orbits of imaginary planets around the stars of the Southern Cross. The acrux captures the beauty and wonder of the night sky, bringing it to life through music.
Introducing UANA, a musical instrument designed for collaborative music-making. With the ability to accommodate up to four musicians, UANA is ideal for educational programs and engaging young people in the art of music. The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston, USA has one installed in their state-of-the-art music studio, providing a unique opportunity for musicians to explore new sounds and compositions.
Tipaw, one of the four contemporary musical instruments commissioned by the National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh, is a unique creation inspired by the rumors of a Bengal tiger roaming the museum after escaping from Edinburgh Zoo. Its name, a play on words combining “tiger” and “paw,” reflects the instrument’s feline influence. To play Tipaw, the musician strikes the lower portion of the inverted singing bowls, producing a gentle yet sustained sound reminiscent of a tiger silently moving through the forest.
Over the last twenty years we have shared the INSTRMNTS exhibition with audiences from countries on three continents. We are constantly developing it further.
‘the Paul Hamlyn Hall looked amazing. The whole feeling around the exhibition with it’s interactive inclusiveness was perfect. I think it was the best use of the space I have seen for Deloitte Ignite Festival.’
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