1. A POLYPHON playing Verdi at Overbecks, in Salcombe (Devon)

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  2. The Whirlophone is an interactive sound art installation utilizing bicycle parts and whirling sound tube toys.

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  3. Artist Nevin Aladağ participates in Documenta 14 in Athens with the installation / performance “Music Room (Athens)” (2017). “Items of furniture and household objects turn into resonating bodies that develop their own acoustic properties attributable to their shapes as evocative of the human body. In the process, prevailing notions of functionality, ergonomics, and purity of sound are called into question.” (info text).

    Nevin Aladağ: Music Room / Documenta 14 Athens, Athens Conservatoire (Odeion), Athens (Greece). Performance, April 6, 2017.

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  4. Swiss artist Jean Tinguely’s sculptures always have an acoustic dimension, which was consciously composed and balanced by Tinguely as part of the works. They generate noises, sounds, and apparently random music. This musical side reached a climax with the four Méta-Harmonie music machines between 1978 and 1985. The exhibition “Music Machines / Machine Music” provides the unique opportunity to experience these large-scale and versatile sound boxes, which are at home in Karuizawa (Japan), Vienna, and Basel, in dialog with one another. The four artworks form the stage for a broadly defined program of events and concerts devoted to the theme of mechanical music, which includes artists such as Zimoun, Bianca Hildenbrand, Eliza Coolidge, Timothy Severo, Thom Luz and others. This video has its focus on Jean Tinguely's four Méta-Harmonie music machines. This video is an excerpt, the full-length version is available at vernissage.tv

    Music Machines / Machine Music at Museum Tinguely, Basel. Press preview, October 18, 2016.

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  5. Art Work by Anna Kubelik
    Film by Sabrina Knierim

    The upper part of the 'Well-Tempered Hygrometer' was developed in 2013. Its a five and a half long kinetic sculpture comprised of 384 levers. These levers are in constant barely visible movement. Every lever is attached to one horse hair. Hair reacts to relative humidity. Hence the surrounding atmosphere dictates the delicate movement of the levers.
    Solid pieces of lumber (pine and ash) were cut into the individual parts of the sculpture. The sculpture is comprised of over 4000 components. All parts were specifically manufactured: cut, sanded, drilled, perforated and numerous times lacquered. The form and geometry of the sculpture was generated from the 'Well-Tempered Klavier' by J.S.Bach.
    In 2015 the floating sculpture lies a sonic extension, that was developed together with Simon Goff (musician and composer).

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