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'Sound Pipes', 2000.

'Sound Pipes', 2000.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


'Each sound has its own pitch or note. The shape of the sound wave changes with the lengths of the bamboo. Traditional Chinese music is based on a sequence of five notes but western pop and clasical music is based on an eight note scale and Indian music often uses a twenty-two note scale.' A display from a touring interactive exhibition on the science of sound, designed and fabricated by the Science Museum's Interactive Development Unit for the British Council in Hong Kong.

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