Bruce Gray kinetic musical sculpture

Craft & Design Music

Tyler over at Oddstrument Collection did a wonderful interview with sculptor Bruce Gray. I really love this piece of his, it’s all jangly and clashy.

BG: I think that any sculpture that is designed to produce at least one musical tone can be considered a musical sculpture. Many of my sculptures could also have multiple classifications like a rolling ball musical kinetic sculpture, for example. I would include all my rolling ball machines as musical sculptures, even if they have just a few chimes on them. The rolling ball machines have lots of other great sounds too. Even just the sound of the steel ball running along the track is kind of mesmerizing. I love to include lots of musical stairways that resemble xylophones in most of them now.

Kinetic art, metal sculpture by Bruce Gray
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4 thoughts on “Bruce Gray kinetic musical sculpture

  1. Some guy says:

    Check out the Eames’ musical sculptures.

  2. Alex in Welderland says:

    I love the sound that makes. It was a bit unexpected, not what I thought it was going to be. Nice…

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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