1. "Vinyl Rally", do artista/performer australiano Lucas Abela (que aqui assina o projecto enquanto DJ Smallcock) é uma instalação interactiva de grande escala que cruza arte sonora, escultura, vídeo, novos media e desportos de competição. Carros telecomandados correm numa pista constituída por uma massa de discos em vinil. Uma agulha montada nos carros percorre a superfície dos discos. Câmaras de vigilância montadas em cada carro transmitem as imagens para uma consola de vídeo 'old school'. Os jogadores controlam os movimentos do carro na pista, bem como uma série de efeitos acessíveis no painel de controlo (desenvolvidos por Hirofumi Uchino, da Last Gasp Laboratories)."Vinyl Rally" constrói um cenário lúdico participativo, cinético e imersivo que combina o fetichismo pelo vinil, a mística das máquinas de jogo e o típico machismo dos desportos motorizados, num videojogo que acontece no mundo real. Lucas Abela é um artista incontornável na cena musical experimental de Sydney, quer como músico quer como dinamizador dessa cena. Há vários anos que assina impressionantes performances sonoras como Justice Yealdham e é fundador do projecto editorial Dual Plover.

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  2. Shot and edited by Pedro Almeida. Work for P3 (http://p3.publico.pt/node/1090), on October 2011, about Lucas Abela's "Vinyl Rally" performance for the "Trama festival", in Porto. Interview by Luis Octávio Costa.
    (some images are from "Vinyl Rally - video" vimeo.com/31400024)

    more P3 videos done by paL on vimeo.com/publicop3

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  3. Installation ludique tres coloree ///
    Des centaines de vinyl, qq semi-remorques de clayette Grolsch, des connaissance teki "et voila" ///
    Fun ///

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  4. I’ve devised a Frankenstein experiment, combining the greatest musical invention of all time, the Piano; with the coolest amusement machines ever conceived; Pinball, to create an interactive sound installation like no other; ‘Pinball Pianola’, a musical device constructed by replacing the keyboard, hammers and front paneling of an upright piano, with a pinball cabinet butted up perpendicular against its exposed strings. Embracing high and low culture this instrument allows virtuosos and wizards alike to pit their skills in a game where musical compositions are created as metallic balls jettisoned into the game clash with the pianos resonating wires. This experiment the first of in a series of individually crafted instruments I’m constructing that introduce musical elements into the iconic game of pinball, making sound generation - not scoring - the games’ main objective.


    Pinball Pianola is part of the Temple of Din currently touring see site for exhibition details

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  5. The Temple of Din is an audio arcade consisting of a series of pinball/musical instrument hybrids that make sound generation, not scoring the games main objective. Works like; Pinball Pianola (http://dualplover.com/pinballpianola/) a Frankenstein experiment combining an upright piano and a pinball game with twenty flippers triggered by a keyboard that shoots balls against the soundboard’s exposed strings, Balls for Cthulhu (http://dualplover.com/cthulhu/) a pentagram shaped multiplayer game formed by ten guitars with their fret boards facing inward, so the strings take the full brunt of balls jostled by players stationed at each of the stars five tips, Flip-Off (http://dualplover.com/flipoff/) a pin/foosball hybrid that creates automated break core music by triggering Toecutter samples and Pitchfork (http://dualplover.com/pitchfork/) which has twenty tuning forks incorporated throughout the playfield you can aim for.

    Built for musical play by Australian sound artist Lucas Abela these machines form the Temple of Din, a place that can only be attributed to the cacophonous Miami Beach video arcade of his youth. Where the reverberating screams of multiple amusement machines housed closely together in a small concrete room became etched into his psyche and must have influenced his adult life as part of the international free-noise underground.

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