Digital Enhancement

2011, interactive sound installation, hand-cranked dynamo, micro-controller, custom electronic circuit, hardware of antique musical box, embossed steel plate, antique wooden cassette, stepper motor, hardware synthesizer, headphone amplifier, headphones, misc cables.

The installation in brief



“Digital Enhancement” is an interactive sound installation consisting of an electrified Symphonion Brevet No. 28, a synthesizer, an amplifier and four headphones. The Symphonion musical box dates back to the beginning of the last century and its mechanical workings are combined with digital technology to convert it into a MIDI sequencer. The original music, embossed on steel plates, can be played on the synthesizer, which is programmed to mimic the sounds of the Symphonion. In order to operate the sequencer, a hand-cranked dynamo serves as a remote control.

This work was supported by the CARTES Centre of Art and Technology Espoo, Finland

Dimensions including table

Height: 100 cm
Width: 160 cm
Depth: 80 cm
Weight: n/a

Technical Requirement

Power socket 230V

The Symphonion musical box




Links
Videos on Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/album/1716410

Videos on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7ECA3784132F3FAE

Photos on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/martin_bircher/sets/72157627853017968

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement

Digital Enhancement