Future sounds through futuristic musical instruments, like this one here: cello for the 25th century designed by Bayer MaterialScience AG.
“Music students want to be able to tune the instrument using color signals, know whether they are playing the right or wrong notes or even have the beat displayed for them. Professional musicians, on the other hand, dream of special lighting effects or even video presentations during live performances,” explains Melanie Dick, innovation manager.
The design begins with the neck and fingerboard, which are typical of electric cellos. The belly, which is made of cast PU resin, is then built around it. All the technical components required for sound and visualization are integrated into the neck and fingerboard.”
Bayer says they want to apply the same technology to keyboard, plucked and wind instruments. Unfortunately we found no video to hear the sound, still this is very exciting!Together with its partners, Bayer MaterialScience has developed a concept for a fu-turistic cello. The use of a transparent plastic material based on aliphatic polyure-thanes makes the instrument lightweight and also makes it possible to incorporate a whole series of optical effects.