Bringing Embroidery Patterns to Life through Music

If your weaving were a song, what would it sound like? That’s a concept that two Hungarian artists are currently exploring. Appropriately called Sound Weaving,” Zsanett Szirmay and Bálint Tárkány-Kovács are gathering traditional Hungarian embroidery patterns and printing them on long strips of perforated paper. The paper is then fed through a music box, which catches the paper’s holes with an internal comb to produce sound.

Of course, the result isn’t exactly a song–it’s more of a disjointed series of notes that sounds akin to a child playing around on a xylophone. But it’s oddly soothing nonetheless, and it’s pretty cool to see visual patterns brought to life through music! Check out an example here

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