HASLOO BLOG
 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Engadget: Invisible's 'The New Obsolete' showcases self-constructed instruments, touts a typewriter-driven piano (video)

0 comments
Engadget
Engadget
Invisible's 'The New Obsolete' showcases self-constructed instruments, touts a typewriter-driven piano (video)
Oct 28th 2012, 22:45

Invisible's 'The New Obsolete' showcases selfconstructed instruments, touts a typewriterdriven piano

If you're hip to repurposing old tech for new inventions, Invisible is right up your alley. The Greensboro-based unit calls themselves a "mechanical music museum" and "a reverse engineered folk science daydream" when describing their elaborate set of sound-making contraptions and recycled video equipment. The outfit's effort The New Obsolete was part of the Moogfest happenings this weekend, and our curiosity was immediately piqued. This particular performance is labeled as "an exploded view of the strange romance between humans and technology."

Among all of the self-constructed instruments is the Selectric Piano: a typewriter that uses both computer and piano parts to control a keyboard. Each keystroke by the typist corresponds to a note added to collective soundscape and a mounted video camera allows the audience to keep tabs on the textual component. The project also showcases an object known as Elsewhere's Roof. The device controls a set of drum and percussion tools with water dropping into a few rather hi-tech Mason jars. In addition to arsenal of noise makers, multi-channel video and library of collected audio (via tape decks and turntables, of course) rounds out the lot. We were able to catch one of the stellar showings, so hit the gallery below for a look at the wares while a snippet of the action awaits beyond the break.

Continue reading Invisible's 'The New Obsolete' showcases self-constructed instruments, touts a typewriter-driven piano (video)

Filed under: ,

Invisible's 'The New Obsolete' showcases self-constructed instruments, touts a typewriter-driven piano (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |   | Email this | Comments


You are receiving this email because you subscribed to this feed at blogtrottr.com.

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe from this feed, or manage all your subscriptions

No comments:

Post a Comment

About the Author

Image result for mario garcia philippines

Written by Hasloo Network staff.