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Noise toys expo: Sounds Like Art

Posted on: April 14, 2013

Now in Mu Gallery in Eindhoven, Netherlands: the exhibition Sounds Like Art.

This is an excerpt of the description of the exhibition on the Mu Gallery website:

In the vanguard of music, sound artists are always exploring new ways of creating music. Often the search will not only lead them to the new sounds they set out to find, but also to some unique instruments. Instruments which, besides being functional, can also be seen as works of visual art in their own right. Especially when they combine the aesthetics of craftsmanship with the possibilities offered by the latest in technology.  Usually these works of art perform their humble services exclusively on the stage, where they can hardly be observed from up close. But in the exhibition SOUNDS LIKE ART the spotlight is not on the artists, but on the instruments they create. It has resulted in an exhibition in which we can hear and, most importantly, also see the unique interplay between form, material qualities, and technology of these new instruments.”

The artists participating are the Andy Cavatorta, who created a series of harps especially for Björk, which are played using gravity.

Design for The Inner of Andy Cavatorta  - A music-making machine that uses a human subconscious as a functional component

Design for The Inner of Andy Cavatorta – A music-making machine that uses a human subconscious as a functional component

Other artists in the exhibition include Dutch hardware hacker Gijs Gieskes who compiles new synthesisers from existing electronics, and  musician/artist Tom Verbruggen, better known as TokTek, who creates some ingenious sound-producing sculptures.

 

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