Instruments

Soundwalk Collective – Oscillation

Soundwalk Collective – Oscillation

Soundwalk Collective was given unprecedented access to the halls of the emblematic nightclub Berghain / Panoramabar in Berlin.

A re-incarnation of the legendary Ostgut club, the focal point of Berlin’s techno subculture, the Berghain building is a former East German power plant that is remarkable for its enormous dimensions, 18m high dance floor and minimalist constitution of steel, glass and concrete.

Sound and Plants

Sound and Plants

Believe it or not, there’s a long history of plants and sound.
Here’s an article in the great art blog Hyperallergic that talks about the exhibition Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and Vibrations by Adrienne Adar at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Instrument types

Instrument types

An incomplete list of different types of musical instruments. There are many sub categories that could be formed beyond this simple list.

Experimental Musical Instruments by Bart Hopkin

Experimental Musical Instruments by Bart Hopkin

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Listening Devices

Listening Devices

Dawn Scarfe Listening Glasses Installation with glass sculptures This sculptural installation invites people to use acoustic glasses to discover musical…
Akio Suzuki – Rocks and Bottle

Akio Suzuki – Rocks and Bottle

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Stalactite Organ

The Great Stalacpipe Organ is an electrically actuated lithophone located in Luray Caverns, Virginia, USA. It is operated by a…

Luigi Russolo – Intonarumori

The Intonarumori were a family musical instruments invented in 1913 by italian futurist painter and musical composer Luigi Russolo. They were acoustic noise generators that permitted to create and control in dynamic and pitch several different types of noise.

Annea Lockwood – Glass Music

Annea Lockwood – Glass Music

“The Glass Concert” given periodically between 1968 and 1973 (76 times, to be exact), Annea Lockwood’s 1973 LP The Glass World is the composer’s most recognized work. The original performances took place in the dark, with most of the sounds being produced offstage and amplified into the concert space. On-stage antics included “curtains of fine glass tubing; trees of bottles inverted in a spiral pattern; a mobile of large panes of wired glass, surrounded by mirrors.” 

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