Lithophone - Agate Music
The sounding stones are made of agate. The "mallets" (picture below) come in two types: hard (hematite chunks) and soft (orange calcite). I acquired all the stones last summer at the Harvard Natural History Museum, a few hours before my plane flew from Boston to France. We built the instrument between August 20th and 22nd, 2007.
Many thanks to:
- my father for his invaluable help
- my mother for the assistance beyond the making of the lithophone
- Suzanne and Freddy for their incredible reactivity