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Play House
Audiograft @ OVADA
25th February to 3rd March 2014

Play house is an automata that mechanically computes and performs hooky and hypnotic acid house. Like a generative musical loom, a single drive turns a sequence of LEGO gears, levers and latches that mutate riffs and rhythm patterns. These are played out on analogue drums and synthesisers from the halcyon days of 1980's dance music while the machine gradually shifts the timbre and space of the sound. In the piece the process of creation is laid bare so one can indulge in picking apart the interactions driving the score, seeing sound as it changes in sculpture, exploring our expectations in music, or simply rocking out to some fruity acid.

The Mechanical Cabaret
Events @ Museum of the History of Science
13th March to 24th March 2014

A family-friendly drop in at the Museum to make mechanical toys with gears, levers and cams made from card, toothpicks and straws!