1. An installation for used cassette players which looks on their obsolescence not as an ending, but as an opportunity to reconsider their functional potential. Superseded as playback devices, they become instruments in their own right. Replacing the prerecorded content of each tape with a microphone gives us the chance to listen instead to the rhythmic and resonant properties of these once ubiquitous plastic shells. Binatone Galaxy brings the framework within which a generation purchased their favourite records to the centre of attention, revealing the acoustics of the cassette and the voices of the machines themselves.

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  2. Q: So what do you do?

    A: I make sound instruments that no one's ever seen before, and then I teach myself how to play them.

    Q: Do you play them well?

    A: Well, if no one's ever seen one before, how can they tell if I'm playing it badly or not?

    Triple soundbox-drone nonlinearity study, constructed and recorded during my 2011 residency at the Danish Institute for Electro/Acoustic Music, Aarhus and edited during a shorter residency at MOKS, Mooste. Glam-rock, audio-responsive soundbox built for KT.

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  3. "BZZZ! the sound of electricity" is a sound sculpture by Cécile Babiole.
    Exhibition at Plateforme-Paris, June 2012

    By reinventing an obsolete low-tech sound wave generator in this all-digital age, "Bzzz !" serves as a commentary on the history of technology and a tribute to unprocessed, unsampled analog sound : in a word, the raw sound of electricity.

    The set : 6 micro-controlers, 6 resistors scales, 12 small PA et 24 small loudspeakers.

    Video Quentin Aurat, sound recording Anton Mobin.
    © Les Ondes / 2012

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  4. Two sound installations by French artist Boursier-Mougenot create a special sonic atmosphere in EMPAC’s lobby spaces.

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  5. DYSKOGRAF is a graphic disk reader.  Each disc is created by visitors to the installation by way of felt tip pens provided for their use.  The mechanism then reads the disk, translating the drawing into a musical sequence.

    Co-production : Cultures Electroni[k], Les Bouillants, Avoka

    More info on the web :
    dyskograf.com
    avoka.fr

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    DYSKOGRAF est un lecteur de disques graphiques. Chaque disque est créé sur place par les visiteurs de l’installation grâçe à une série de feutres mis à leur disposition. Le dispositif permet ensuite de lire les disques pour traduire le dessin en une séquence musicale.

    Co-production : Cultures Electroni[k], Les Bouillants, Avoka

    Plus d'info sur le web :
    dyskograf.com
    avoka.fr

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