Plastic Fantastic? Replicating Historic Musical Instruments

Submitted by Louise Hancock on September 4, 2019 - 10:56

Venue, Timing and Cost

Pitt Rivers Museum
Saturday, 14 September 2019
14.45 - 16.00
Free entry
Plastic Fantastic poster

Can 3D printing replicate the sound of historic musical instruments? Using the latest in CT scanning and 3D printing technology, from a desktop ABS print to the latest in SLA and Multijet printing technology, we have replicated an 18th century ivory recorder... several times! Now we need to hear what the replicas sound like.
Come and listen to recorder player, Chris Evans, play them all and help decide if any sound like the real thing - come, listen & cast your vote!

There will also be music on the Museum Balcony, with the Oxford Northumbrian Pipers group performing from 14.00-14.30 & 15.30-16.00.

This event has been organised as part of the Oxford Open Doors weekend.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. For more information see our website or call 01865 613000.


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