Mórimo, a sensory instrument

designed by Justyna Zubrycka, 2011

The project relates to a multi-sensory instrument which helps to listen to music with senses other than hearing – mainly through the sense of touch. This instrument makes it possible to feel sound with the whole body and it is excellent for different target groups, including people with hearing impairments. The designer helps to break down barriers to the perception of sound and supports searching for common forms of communication. The frame of the structure is covered with an elastic membrane which is connected with an amplifier and transducers with an audio interface, installed inside a wooden resonance chamber. Transducers can be connected to a source of sound. Whatever the user’s hearing impairment, he/she will immerse, in every sense of the word, his/her body in sounds and find the meaning of another sense of listening to music.