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Weight-Powered Monochord, Stainless Steel

Hear the High Tension: A design model by Stefan Schilling

Your body weight determines the pitch. Shifting your weight creates melodies. The volume is controlled via amplifier.


Facts & Data

  • Materials - Stainless steel, Kevlar rope, amplifier
  • Sound - Bass range, deep
  • Setting - Indoors
  • Setup time - 10 minutes
  • Exhibit duration - Days, weeks or months
  • Space required - Approx. 150 x 200 cm
  • Electricity - needed

Ready...Get Set...Go!

Stand on the big pedestal.
Sway forward and back, shifting your weight.
Pluck the string while you sway – and listen carefully!
Try to play a melody!

Flash is required!