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Balélec Festival

"Vibrating strings as inspiration for a festival poster"

The Balélec festival is the biggest student music festival in Switzerland and it brings more people every year. It has become a big phenomenon around electronical music. They set up a competition for the poster and anyone who is Swiss can participate. I came in fourth with my design for this year.

After having watched a talk about string theory and the idea that at a very small scale, the vibrations create matter, I thought it went really well with the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and music. Because music comes from vibrations of strings, transmitted to us by the compression and decompression of air around us. So I decided to draw my own vibrating strings to translate the ideas behind this project.


Patrick Donaldson

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