Track six is up at RPM Challenge 2011. This one is a recording of four prepared music boxes. I prepared them by taking out the guts, removing the plate with the plucky bits, and turning it over, so high pitched notes are now low pitched, and vice versa. The plucky bits are made so that bending in the usual direction is easier than the reverse direction, so in this track you hear the plucky bits putting up a fight. Also, I use binder clips to hold the plate to the rest of the mechanism (since the holes for the screws which normally hold it in place are offset, and do not align when the plate is inverted). The binder clips resonate in their own way with the sound from the music box, and add to the general cacophony.
track six: Four Prepared Music Boxes
Fri, 2011-02-25 11:37