The “calebasse” is THE multipurpose fruit of Senegal. It serves as a bowl for water transportation or food preparation but it is also used for religious ceremonies and as a musical instrument. The “calebasse” and its organic shape become an interesting tool for sound and autonomous movement experimentation. Besides its existing purposes it provides a great isolating surface and reflecting body for introduced or existing sounds of the environment.
Besides using the “calebasse” for my first tryouts and material research I also incorporated the famous cooking pans that are cast and carved by hand. The aluminum pan is an interesting resonating body because of its irregular shape and thickness.