Photo of a tambourine

Good Vibrations: July 23 STEM Café to explore physics of musical instruments

Snare drums snap, bells ting-a-ling and flutes whistle like birds. But why does one instrument sound any different than another? And how do objects produce sound in the first place? NIU alum Andrew Morrison has spent his career using physics to study

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Bronze drum (Burma/Mayanmar), NIU Burma Art Collection

‘Music for the Divine’ spotlights traditions, musical instruments of Burma, Buddhists

As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Music for the Divine” showcases Burmese traditions and musical instruments ranging from those used in Buddhist rituals, traditional royal court ceremonies and contemporary multi-ethnic expressions. This exhibition will run

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