MUSIC DOOR

2011





Every door is a threshold towards something new. A new situation, atmosphere or people are being introduced by the act of opening the door. I created the music door to underline this fact. Like the famous opening tune of ”pink panther” or the creaking of a door in a horror movie it creates an atmosphere of anticipation, adding a new layer of reality to an everyday act.

To create the sound I used the principle of a music box.
The act of opening and closing the door resembles the turning of a music box lever. Elements on the floor pluck a string attached to the bottom of the door, creating sound. The string is divided into unequal lengths thus creating different pitches. The musical tempo is related to the speed of the person setting the door in motion. Cavities in the door function as a resonance box, amplifying the sound.