Listening to the "Whistles of Death"

Posted by AJ Harbison at 1:49 am

I just saw a fascinating article on CNN.com; it’s a story about a mechanical engineer who is experimenting with and replicating ancient Aztec whistles, flutes and noisemakers. The story makes an interesting read on its own, but when you’re done reading it, click on the “Slideshow” tab at the top of the article. There’s a short slideshow of images, but it’s accompanied by demonstrations of the instruments, and good demonstrations too–ones that are varied enough to showcase their versatility and complexity. Pretty amazing. Check it out:

Recreating the sound of Aztec ‘Whistles of Death’



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