05 Sep 2010 · Work

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For last April’s 2-Headed Beast festival at CalArts, I pulled together an ambient sound installation using some simple robotics and some shall we say artisanal woodworking. Until I get around to editing the HD footage, here’s the lo-fi video doc from my point & shoot.

Water is pumped through the tubing against the metal resonators, where contact mics catch the sound for amplification through the amp; meanwhile, a motor randomly and gingerly plucks two guitar strings, also amplified.