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Crystal Lake Central High School

Crystal Lake, Illinois

Keith Levin, Teacher

The Mattaca

by Matt S.

The Mattaca is an instrument that is made out of just a few things. First, there is a cylinder-looking tube, which is what you hold. Then you place noodles and rice inside the tube to give it its unique sound. Depending on how hard you shake it will determine the volume of the Mattaca. You can change the pitch by the way that you hold the Mattaca. Also, the shape of the instrument creates a great resonance. Finally, all of these things lead to a great brittle sounding timbre.