Brendan Dawes
The Art of Form and Code

Sonic Sculptures

3D printed forms of iconic Manchester music

Created for the DesignMCR 10 x 10 exhibition that took place in Manchester 18th September – 21st September 2014, Sonic Sculptures is an attempt to make music physical again.

Each model was created in Processing, scaled, made hollow and printed on a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer. Each model represents the entire track, time mapped around the shape in a circular clockwise motion, with the frequencies pushing and pulling the original starting torus into a new form.

Tracks are:

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

808 State - Pacific State

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now

The Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)

Elbow - One Day Like This

Inspiral Carpets - This is How it Feels to be Lonely

All the models can be downloaded from Thingiverse and printed via your own 3D printer or using an online service such as Shapeways.

Photographs by Sebastian Matthes