Kouichi Okamoto’s Pendulum Sound Machine

Kouichi Okamoto's Pendulum Sound Machine

Kouichi Okamoto's Pendulum Sound Machine

Kouichi Okamoto's Pendulum Sound Machine

While I was guest blogging for Dwell magazine over the weekend, there was one thing I had to save for myself, simply because it was way too rad to share. It’s called the Pendulum Sound Machine and was created by Kouichi Okamoto of kyouei design, a Japanese designer doing some fantastic work.

It’s made of some rather mundane pieces: a record player, two plates and some brass and iron. But when combined, they create a beautiful, random melody that’s caused by bumps on the record that run into the brass poles, which in turn hit the plates, making an almost rain-like sound. You really need to watch the video to get the full effect of the sound machine, these photos show it’s beauty, but not the wonderful sounds it makes.

Bobby

Bobby Solomon

June 28, 2011 / By

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