Children aged 4+ will delight in interacting with these unusual and playful musical sculptures which were designed to make discovering sound easy for all.
Parisian-born brothers Bernard and François Baschet pioneered a new combination of sound and sculpture-making. Together, they created a fascinating collection of unusual and accessible sonic objects which have been acclaimed worldwide.
The Baschet Sound Structures make a “sound palette” of around 100 different tones. The instruments are based on a simple acoustic principle: to make metal vibrate and then amplify and transform those vibrations through metal, cardboard or fibre glass funnels.
The installation instruments are designed so that anyone can immediately create an interesting sound. Drop-in and give it a try during the BIG BANG Dublin! festival weekend or over the Easter holidays.
No previous musical experience is necessary – the Baschet brother’s unique creations will bring out the musician in everyone.
Part of BIG BANG Dublin! 2020. This installation has been programmed with the approval of the children on the BIG BANG Dublin! Festival Ambassador team.
If you'd like to go further with these unique instruments, why not sign up for our Creative Music Making Workshops over the Easter holidays?
The Ark's exciting international music festival for young audiences, BIG BANG returns for its second year in Dublin with more outstanding music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad. Fri 3rd to Sun 5th April. See the full festival programme here.