Silk violin recital

Explore the acoustic properties of silk and learn about the silk violin prototype created by Luca Alessandrini.

Alessandrini experimented with a patented technology to customise the acoustic properties of the material. He created two violins using silk with the aim of improving sound quality. Silk is a natural material with high acoustic performance properties. The silk violin prototype uses various woven techniques with different inner structures that imitate the structure of a regular violin.

Design engineer David Damshek will play the violin and discuss the benefits of using silk in new material compounds. The acoustic properties of silk continue to be explored in Alessandrini’s research with immediate possibilities for the built environment.

Silk violin recital, Friday 17 March - book now

This lunchtime performance is free to attend but booking is essential. 

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

The recitals are part of the SuperMaterial event series, curated by The Built Environment Trust. The event programme is kindly supported by Trimo.