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10.03.15

PATTERN INNOVATION | MUSICAL MOTIFS

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The Soundweaving Project took traditional Hungarian embroidery patterns and transformed them into musical scores using a custom music box. Embroidered shirts and pillows from the Transylvanian Bukovina, and from Kalotaszeg and Hungary served as a basis for the patterns which were then laser-punched into cards and fed through the musical machine.

This translation from the visual forms to audible music allows the traditionally crafted designs to be appreciated on another level – the formulaic nature of the embroidered patterns creates melodies with rhythmic sensibilities, creating dreamlike soundscapes…

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Hear the melodies and learn more about Soundweaving…