‘Ro-Bow’, A Kinetic Sculpture That Plays Songs on a Violin

Ro-Bow, the latest kinetic sculpture by retired engineer and artist Seth Goldstein (previously), plays songs on a violin by moving the bow and rotating the instrument based on MIDI music files created by an electronic keyboard.

The horizontally orientated violin is rotated underneath a reciprocating violin bow while four mechanical fingers are moved to make contact, as appropriate, with the (highest) bowed string. Vibrato, pizzicato, legato, note loudness modulation, and some other bowing effects are provided.

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