This is architect Ammar Khammash.

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When he isn’t busy designing cool buildings in the desert like these…

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… he is out in the Jordan wastelands banging on flint rocks.

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The architect turned rock musician (get it?) found the seemingly random pieces of rock fell into a measurable chromatic musical scale.

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He was able to arrange the rocks in a rack and hit them like a xylophone to produce musical arrangements.

Check this piece produced by NBC news and hear the sound of the desert for yourself…

 

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