Mexican aerophones
July 1, 2008 1:28 AM   Subscribe

Mexican Aerophones are wind musical instruments or artifacts that can generate sounds or noise with air jets and one or several resonator chambers of globular, tubular and other shapes. Roberto Velasquez, a mechanical engineer, has recreated some of these aerophones. Example sounds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (.wav files)
posted by dhruva (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Main link is borked.
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:45 AM on July 1, 2008

Bummer. I'm getting Sorry, Service Temporarily Unavailable for the audio files, as well as for practically every link from that first page. Otherwise, this is a post after my own heart...

From the 2nd link: "Noisemakers made of natural materials were integral part of life"

Well, considering we're talking pre-Colombian, I reckon synthetic materials would've been a bit unlikely!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:49 AM on July 1, 2008

Very interesting - but it really needs to be somewhere better than Geocities.
posted by Phanx at 2:10 AM on July 1, 2008

Is coral cache still around?
posted by Eideteker at 7:39 AM on July 1, 2008

That's freaky. 3 and 5 sound very much much like birds hanging around and chatting with a bit of aggression. 1, 2, and 4 are like full on birds of prey that are about to descend on you and rip you apart. I choose 3 and 5.
"including some of unknown use"
Dog callers, maybe.
posted by tellurian at 8:39 AM on July 1, 2008

That was terrifying.
posted by mkim at 6:42 PM on July 1, 2008

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