TENWEST Impact Festival – 'The Art and Science of Making Musical Instruments'
Every musical instrument has three basic parts: an energy source, a resonator that vibrates, and a radiator that transmits the vibrations through the air to a listener's ears. Generations of humans have created an amazing variety of instruments whose unique sounds enable us to express ourselves in the universal language of music.
In this session, Bruce Bayly, UA associate professor of mathematics, will bring a variety of instruments and other sound-making devices that illustrate the physical principles. Hands-on work will show how you can make and use your own instruments with your classes.
About TENWEST Impact Festival:
TENWEST began in 2015 as Tucson's answer to South By Southwest, but has since developed into something much more uniquely Tucson. This October 15,000 local, regional, and national attendees will come together to focus on solutions for creating social, environmental, and economic impact.