Four Voices

Tuning the Voices at the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, 2016

Following the success of the Singing Machine I started on four similar machines. The voices have smaller blowers than the Singing Machine and at present there are no air pressure regulators - the pressure is regulated by adjustable leaks.


The music data is stored in a computer. It sends the pitch and vowel instructions, via an I2C network, to 12 microprocessors, 3 for each Voice. that control their motors, blowers and valves. The Voices can be spread out along a 25 meter cable - maybe longer, I haven't tried.

Masahiro Miwa wrote a score and we had a week-long email exchange with my recordings and his corrections. I demonstrated it for three days at KONTAKTE 2017 at the Akademie der Künste where it turned out to be surprisingly popular. It was shown at the Field Kitchen Academy, 7th August, 2022, with similar success.

KONTAKTE: Biennial for Electro-acoustic Music and Sound Art, 2017
Academy of Arts, Berlin, in collaboration with Singuhr, Berlin

On the right is their prototype, the Singing Machine.

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