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An Artist Sculpts With Sound [Slideshow]

Zimoun is a Swiss artist who uses sound the way painters use oils. His sound canvases are pretty minimal — microphones hovering over tables filled with whipping tubes, or rustling plastic bags, or bug-infested tree bark. The result: a hypnotic drone, like auditory Valium. See (and hear) it here: Zimoun’s work also photographs exquisitely. All the instruments are handmade, and are designed with the precision and simplicity of a Swiss watch. Above, we’ve compiled some of his best pieces.

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Zimoun is a Swiss artist who uses sound the way painters use oils. His sound canvases are pretty minimal — microphones hovering over tables filled with whipping tubes, or rustling plastic bags, or bug-infested tree bark. The result: a hypnotic drone, like auditory Valium. See (and hear) it here:

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Zimoun’s work also photographs exquisitely. All the instruments are handmade, and are designed with the precision and simplicity of a Swiss watch. Above, we’ve compiled some of his best pieces.

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Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D

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