Residency at Ferme-Asile, Sion, Switzerland

Artist Residency through March and April 2021 to develop a collection of kinetic and mechanical sound-making works through repurposing found, discarded and donated technology and devices.

The collection so far (click on images for more information and video):

Nostalgiaphone

 

Repurposed vinyl record player plays cardboard disc and illuminates 

Missing Disc 01

 

Repurposed CD player mechanism becomes angry little percussive device 

Missing Disc 02

Repurposed CD player mechanism with industrial frame

 

 

Clutch of Clutches

Collection of four electromagnetic clutches in conversation

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Tapeloop Fa(u)lt

Audio cassette player mechanism held by structure with amplified tape loop

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Tin Machine

Two belt mechanisms are combined, their belts prepared using tin cans with styluses attached as rudimentary acoustic amplifiers

 

Bug in the System

A collection of geared devices is activated from one central hubS

 

Stretching It!

Two CD player devices are tethered together and seem to be more than a little displeased about it

 

In addition to developing these pieces I have been exploring Sion and the Rhône, and have put a piece featuring hydrophone recordings on my Soundcloud page, link below.

These recordings will be used to activate a number of devices and actions in a performance that will be presented at the end of the residency.