Harmonograph Build

The building of a two pendulum, and a three pendulum Harmonograph for AVA Exhibition ‘Seeing With Sound’. Over a three month period, young people who attend weekly woodwork & metalwork  sessions at The Old Printworks in Balsall Heath, worked as a team to recreate this Victorian scientific instrument. They were facilitated by sound artist Bobby Bird, and workshop provider Richard Newton. The project was inspired by reading  ‘Harmonograph – A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music‘ by Antony Ashton

Before the build began , some of the home educated children took part in Science lessons to learn about pendulums : 

And here is the completed three pendulum Harmonograph in action:


2 thoughts on “Harmonograph Build

  1. Pingback: Modulate live performance at AVA Exhibition | Modulateav's Weblog

  2. Pingback: Harmonograph Build | Bobby Bird -Sound Artist / Musician

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s