Wave Whistle

December 19, 2011

The Wave Whistle uses the contours of a digital audio wave form to define the shape of a musical instrument, turning a visual representation of digitized sound into a physical sound making object. This first prototype uses one on my favorite recordings as source material -- Sam Cooke performing "Bring it on Home to Me" live at the Harlem square club in 1963 (audio used in the whistle's waveform begins at 2:40): The 3D model was created using Illustrator and Vectorworks and printed on an Objet Connex500 3D plastic printer at NYU's Advance Media Studio
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