This meetup, we were joined by Frederic Roksam; a sound and an acoustic engineer who has experience of working in organisations such as IRCAM and Philips Consumer Electronics.
One of the participants [ Adam ], playing an African made Mbira, specifically made by the craftsman in the video below.
The simplicity of the tools being used to sculpt the instrument is astounding. The maker uses a piece of glass to sand the surface of the wood, shapes the steel by simply hammering it.
One of the participants [ Thomas ] who works in a speaker design company.
Our setup that evening included a row of solenoids, mixer, piezo pre-amp circuits, frame, saw blades, piezo discs, laptop, and recorder.
Other participants enjoying the sounds of Mbira.
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