Hidden depths of musical devices disclosed in artist’s striking pictures2 min read
11 February 2022, 13:54 | Up to date: 15 February 2022, 10:27
Photographer Charles Brooks invitations us to find the interior workings of our musical devices…
Musical devices are usually considered of as stunning from centuries-old violins, to new gold lacquered saxophones, they are often a operate of artwork in their personal correct.
But have you at any time puzzled what the inside of your instrument looks like? Perhaps you have peered into a gap concerning the strings, or pads, to only have been fulfilled with darkness.
Now, as portion of New Zealand photographer, Charles Brooks’ sequence, ‘Architecture of Music’, we’re presented a exceptional insight into the inner operations of our tuneful equipment.
Brooks, a talented orchestral cellist who has done with the likes of Lang Lang and the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, takes advantage of his information of tunes to develop these intimate portraits of instruments.
Employing amongst dozens to hundreds of individual frames to produce each individual photo, Brooks creates the illusion of space in his photographs, “tricking the mind into believing that it’s looking at an expansive chamber you could wander through”.
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Lockey Hill Cello Circa 1780
The within of a unusual Lockey Hill cello from around 1780. Photographed while underneath restoration at the Stringed Instrument Company in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Beautiful Architecture of Steinway
The action of a Steinway Design D Grand Piano. Photographed at Lewis Eady’s in Auckland.
14k Gold Flute Inside
The interior of a Burkart Elite 14k Rose Gold Flute. Photographed whilst less than restoration at Neige New music Atelier in New Zealand.
1940s Selmer Well balanced Motion Saxophone
The inside of a 1940s Selmer Balanced Action Saxophone, owned by renowned New Zealand Saxophonist Dr. Roger Manins. Photographed though beneath restoration at Neige Songs Atelier.
Fazioli Grand Piano
The sublime action of a Fazioli Grand Piano. Photographed at Sly’s Pianos, Auckland.
A exclusive watch inside of an Australian Didgeridoo by Trevor Gillespie/Peckham (Bungerroo) of New South Wales.
Kawai Grand Piano
The Millennium III action of a Kawai Grand Piano, KBB Music, Auckland.