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Published on Mar 6, 2012
Shigeyoshi Osaki a researcher at Japan's Nara Medical University has created violin strings from spider silk. The sound produced is said to have a 'soft and profound timbre' in comparison to normal steel or gut strings. Here's a sample of the music.
I love the idea of this.
(I have no rights to this music played by Mr Jun-ichi Matsuda, and only share as a note of interest and wonder. Picture and video a quick mock-up by me.)