Music

Musical Chemical Detector

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the chemical detection abilities of an African musical instrument called a mbira. The instrument uses metal times connected to a wooden sounding board which produce a musical tone when plucked. The research has discovered that using a hallow U-shaped tine filled with different liquids produce notes of different frequencies. These differences can be used to detect different liquid samples such as sodium chloride or non-toxic glycerol.

Piano Activities

This week NAWR had the pleasure of realising Philip Corner's Piano Activites piece with Volcano Theatre in Swansea. Volcano had an old piano that had succumbed to wood worm and was due to be thrown away. Instead, the colloboration between Volcano and NAWR resulted in the piano giving its final public performance on Swansea High Street! Check out the rest of the photos of the piano's destruction here.

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