Pendulum Music On A Long Thin Wire


performance installation

dimensions: variable

materials: piano strings, turnbuckles, saw horses, cinder blocks, bricks, 12 power supply, electromagnetic coils, electric guitar pick-ups, mechanical components, 555 oscillator circuits

An electromagnetically driven piano string sounds continuously, below which are four swaying pendulums. When a pendulum passes under a vibrating wire, a pick-up captures the sound, creating phasing pulses.

Pendulum Music Steve Reich, 1968
Music On A Long Thin Wire, Alvin Lucier, 1977
The Wires, Alan Lamb, 1976 - present
Kick That Habit, Voice Crack, 1989

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