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  • Mon
    28
    Feb
    2011
    Musician and computer Scientist Kia Ng and Geologist Bruce Yardley

    Musician and Computer Scientist Kia Ng, and Geologist Bruce Yardley, helped lead a recent project to develop a musical instrument using the rocks of Cumbria - the significance being that Cumbria was a hot-bed of lithophone activity in the 19th century. The new instrument, designed in collaboration with Dame Evelyn Glennie, was demonstrated by her at Ruskin\s home, Brantwood, last August. At this café they will discuss and demonstrate why some rocks ring, how they can be tuned, and the different ways in which they can be made into percussion instruments.