SOUND ROOM XVII
SOUND ROOM is turning 1 year old this December!!!
For celebrating its first anniversary, Sound Room XVII is proud to present the sound artist Marko Timlin and his amazing instrument Sound-Disk-Machine.
Marko Timlin is a Helsinki-based sound artist, composer and musician. His performances center on self-made, sensor-based musical instruments, which connect the physical world with the machine world. In addition to his work with analog and digital electronics, Timlin composes music for theatre plays and dance productions and creates sound installations.
Timlin employs technology in a highly poetic and austere way. His works are characterized by the imaginative, and often entirely alienated and distorted use of technology. Many of his musical instruments and sound installations consist of components not originally conceived for musical use or are made out of discarded elements, which he fished out of trash cans resurrecting them to a new artistic life. Timlin is convinced that the artistic application of technology is socially highly significant, as it may be exemplary for a peaceful and enriching coexistence between man and machine, rather than a dystopian, oppressive and dehumanizing one.
More info: http://www.timlin.de/
About the Sound-Disk-Machine:
"The starting point of this project was my desire to create a musical instrument that I can "play" with light. The Sound-Disk-Machine is an all-analog, photo-electronic musical instrument that I realized in 2014 at the request of Helsinki-based artists' association Muu ry. It converts light into audible sound and can be played using flashlights, LED lights or any other light emitting objects. It consists of acrylic disks, each having a distinct hole pattern, 12V DC computer fans, phototransistors, analogue filters, 6V miniature lamps and a custom made controller box. The disks can be screwed onto the computer fans and the instrument's sonic outcome depends on the fans' speed of rotation, the disks' distinct hole patterns, the respective light sources and the light's angle of entry. Even non-visible light, such as infrared light, can be made audible with this instrument. With the current version 5 disks can be played at a time.
The construction of this instrument has been realized with the kind support of Muu ry, Bernhard Sturm (ZKM | IMA Karlsruhe) and Janne Virkkunen." MT.