Ricky van Broekhoven is a sound designer who turns songs into ceramics by 3D printing sound vibrations

First appearing on Bored Panda, Ricky van Broekhoven is a sound designer. He records and creates sounds that briefly live in the mind. I’m a designer focussed on expanding what can be made. My ceramics 3D printer makes 3D printed ceramic objects that last.

Our initial idea was, “what if we could could turn a noise scape into a thing?” What if a 3D printed object could “record” its environment as it was created? What if objects could encapsulate and memorize events through noise?

With this core idea we started to experiment and work together to use my 3D printer along with Ricky’s extensive knowledge and tools in sound. We created a rig and mounted this below the build platform of the 3D printer. Ultra low frequency sound waves were created and these waves caused Moiré patterns to emerge on the objects as they were 3D printed. We are continuing to explore sound waves and 3D printing and want to do more research on this topic.

More info: studiovanbroekhoven.com | oliviervanherpt.com

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For the last 20+ years, Damion has been an international touring DJ, promoter, touring agent, label owner, magazine editor and producer. He is currently the Group Editor and Managing Director of Decoded Magazine. Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/damionpell-1

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