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More about Bart Hopkin and the creation of musical instruments

Understanding the sonic qualities of materials—how they rattle, ring, and resonate—is key to Bart Hopkin’s genius for inventing new kinds of musical instruments.

Bart Hopkin holds degrees in music from Harvard University and music education from San Francisco State. A professional guitarist, he has taught, composed, recorded, and performed experimental music around the world.


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Meet Bart Hopkin, who listens closely to the subtle sonic qualities of wood, water, and pipes as he creates new instruments.