Archive for March 14th, 2009

The Wheel That give Life
The Invisible is a band that plays and programs instruments made from consumer and industrial junk. Most of the sound comes from drumming devices activated by the Wheel That Gives Life (my name for it), a three foot in diameter metal wheel with peg holes in it. The wheel slowly turns and the pegs which are inserted and withdrawn by the operator activate switches which in turn activate electro-magnets that then activate hammers (mostly) that tap variously constructed drums, blocks, clappers, etc. Add in video played on old Commodore monitors — some pulled from the Museum’s security cameras, plus some distorted recomposed keyboards and you have a band. Surprisingly great music for museum going or sitting or dancing.

Still don’t know if The Invisible took their name from the DJ Spooky collection by the same name.

More pictures here.

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