Cybraphon is the latest project from Edinburgh-based artist collective FOUND (Ziggy Campbell, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman).
Inspired by early 19th century mechanical bands such as the nickelodeon, Cybraphon will be an interactive version of a mechanical band in a box. Consisting of a series of robotic instruments housed in a glass display case, Cybraphon will behave like a real band. Image conscious and emotional, the band’s performance will be effected by online community opinion.
Cybraphon is funded by the Alt-w Production Award administered by New Media Scotland and will be unveiled at the Edinburgh Arts Festival on 5 August 2009 in Inspace Gallery (Inspace, Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB).
On 13 August from 8 pm, there will be a special event at the gallery where FOUND will talk about the making of Cybraphon and then perform live in a head-to-head battle of the bands with their creation. To book your free place go to cybraphon.eventbrite.com