Gallery: Sonic Fabric Made of Recycled Cassette Tape Lets You Listen to...

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Now that our melody-holders of choice are CDs and MP3s, cassette tapes are clunky relics that serve little purpose other than treating us to an occasional hint of nostalgia. Luckily, internationally-exhibiting conceptual artist Alyce Santoro has come up with a way to transform the jumbly mess of tape that resides in old cassette tapes into beautiful and durable fabric! Called Sonic Fabric, Ms. Santoro’s invention has been spun into shimmery dresses, sparkly umbrellas and sleek ties. And Sonic Fabric isn’t just lovely to look at – it makes music too! Check out a video of the cloth actually being “played” after the jump.

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1 Comment

  1. unaiza hasnain November 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    i hae a question that how you can wash or clean the sonic fabric????

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