“The Musical Torch” Musical Box Painting Machine

Central St. Martins students worked with younger students to create box that simultaneously paints and creates music, via designboom:

by alexander schnell sramek, kevin yeo, seung youn lee, amy wallace and elisa magnini is the result of a collaborative project completed in october of 2012 between the academy of saint martin in the fields and central saint martins, which sparked from a simple conversation. the designers worked with children from three islington schools on a spectacular and inspirational project as part of the cultural olympiad’s ‘music nation’. they devised a programme of workshops for the children which explored music and art through a game of chinese whispers. each class worked together to create a piece of music in a morning workshop, and then explored similar themes in the afternoon, creating unique hand sculptures represented by a single bold colour. the music was then passed from the first class to the next as inspiration, and the musical torch passed along the line of five classes.


The machine in action



Concept Sketch

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