1. 2013
    Daily necessities, Motors, Tapes, PC, Drawing, etc

    Created by Tsuyoshi Anzai
    Exhibited at ILJU&SEONHWA Gallery

    This work attempts to involve the audience in the process of changing the installation work. The audience receives my instructions on how to repair the machines through video chat and drawings.

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  2. a cryptic lamellaphone 2014
    timber, brass, steel, pingpong balls, ink, acrylic paint, 650mm diameter x 50mm (h); object support & seating

    A featureless flattened cylinder rests on a low stool. A pair of identical stools face each other across the object. 
Gallery visitors are invited to sit, in pairs, to hold and move the object in their hands.

    Sounds are generated within the object - rolling, bumping, random sequences of resonant metallic tones. 
The object is an instrument producing musical uncertainty.

    A curious tension arises between the pair as they negotiate how to make sounds together - each can feel the
others movement, but neither can be sure how any movement relates to a particular sound. Cooperate, compete? Lead, follow? Master, wander? Engage, abandon? It seems impossible to repeat a melodic sequence.

    The mechanism is hidden within, prompting investigation by peering into slots around its perimeter. 
Like looking into a microscope - a scale transition, a shadowy world within, a simple revelation.

    The object’s form is redolent of the zoetrope, a 19th century optical device. But rather than animation of vision,
this object animates sound, relationship, association and memory.

    imaginary scores for a cryptic lamellaphone 2014
    3 x drawings - pencil & ink on Dessin 200gsm paper, each 750mm (w) x 1080mm (h)

    (l to r) : 1 an imaginary score 2 silence 3 an imaginary score

    The drawings map the internal layout of tines fixed within the cryptic lamellaphone instrument, and imaginary trajectories of three ping-pong balls moving freely between the tines, striking them randomly to produce melodic sequences in direct response to movement of the instrument by visitors.

    The third drawing, silence, might be imagined as a score of 4’33” duration…

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  3. This is a video of a kinetic sound sculpture that generates it's own sound. The motor keeps a constant time while the microphone flails around on a cable like a flaccid penis.

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  4. "Chorus" prototype.
    This is a video of a kinetic sound sculpture that uses a servo motor to lift and let cat food tin cans crash down to make a acoustic chorus like sound.

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  5. Maschinenkonzert mit Sirene und M-Pipes für das Soundseeing V Festival 2014.Das Konzert wurde in Kunsthaus Gravenhorst aufgeführt.

    # vimeo.com/93410655 Uploaded 57 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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