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The Sound of Materials

16 Tuning Forks of Varying Materials
© Zoe Laughlin, 2007

Material Scientist Dr Mark Miodownik, acoustican Professor Trevor Cox and artists Zoe Laughlin and Martin Conreen will be performing demonstrations and discussing the art and science of the sound of materials. They will consider why buildings sound the way they do, why musical instruments are made from particular materials and what sound reveals that light does not.

Following the talk, drinks will be served and you will have the opportunity to play the instruments, encounter the materials and interrogate the demonstration equipment.

The Sound of Materials is bought to you by Materials Library and is timed to coincide with the launch of What Can The Matter Be? – the Materials Library’s new audio accompaniment to Tate Modern. Intended as an experience for the curious and those interested in the stuff, >>What Can The Matter Be? will be freely available to download from the Tate website from the 14 April 2007.

Related Pages:
>>The Tuning Forks track on What Can The Matter Be?
>>Breaking a Wine Glass With Sound


Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
£10 (£8 concessions), booking recommended
Evening includes drinks
For tickets call Tate on: 020 7887 8888
or visit >>www.tate.org.uk