Royal College of Art

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www.rca.ac.uk

Biomaterials & Acoustics

Biomaterials & Music is the world’s first “silk violin”. As it is made from a composite material that includes silk and spiders’ silk, the violin’s acoustics can be customised.

Biomaterials & Music exploits the resonating properties of spiders’ silk by combining it with silk and a binding agent. The different fibres, combined with the project’s distinct method of mixing them together, enable the acoustics of any musical instrument to be customised, depending on the sound that is required.

Royal College of Art

WEBSITE

www.rca.ac.uk

Biomaterials & Acoustics

Biomaterials & Music is the world’s first “silk violin”. As it is made from a composite material that includes silk and spiders’ silk, the violin’s acoustics can be customised.

Biomaterials & Music exploits the resonating properties of spiders’ silk by combining it with silk and a binding agent. The different fibres, combined with the project’s distinct method of mixing them together, enable the acoustics of any musical instrument to be customised, depending on the sound that is required.

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