‘Magnetophone’ sculpture turns electromagnetism into beautiful noise

'Magnetophone' sculpture turns electromagnetism into beautiful noiseMusician-turned-creative-coder Aaron Sherwood describes his latest project as a "sound sculpture." And after taking just one look at the Magnetophone (or better yet, listening to it), it's clear that the term is justified. Sherwood began playing music professionally at age 15, but in more recent years has focused his efforts on art. But the Magnetophone — not to be confused with the reel-to-reel tape player — may be his most impressive work yet. It features 14 guitar strings and 14 homemade electromagnets, with continuously generative, electromagnetic fields that cause those strings to vibrate.


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