WORKSHOP#6 ~~ Elastic Band Drone Machines – 14/04/15

Workshop led by David Strang exploring the creation of sound through vibrating elastic bands. This device / instrument emerged from the joint research project by David Strang and Vincent van Uffelen. The project aims to explore the potential of noise as a creative energy between light and sound. The Elastic Band Drone Machine creates pitches by vibrating elastic bands with tiny motors (from mobile phones). Light (LED) is passed through the vibrating elastic band towards the surface of a solar cell which is plugged into a mixer. The instrument can be played by adjusting the motor speed, tension of the elastic band, proximity of light and solar panel or any combination of the above.

The group built their own devices and practiced getting control of the sound before giving a live performance two days later.

Read more about the project here.

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