AIRMACHINE

INSTRUMENT IN PROGRESS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WirqwgGyQ5o
Air-sound-machine is an instrument in progress that I construct. It consists of 2 vacuum cleaners (one blowing air in, the other sucking air out) and a system of automated valves opening and closing air outputs (water valves combined with servo-motors). By a Gardena connection system I connect all possible wind instruments, toy instruments and also balloons or other inflatable objects to each its air output (for example overtone flutes, balloons of different colours, formes and sizes, siren whistles, harmonic tubes, toy double reed instruments, car horns).
Self-moving handles of automated valves are also used to strike different percussion instruments.
The whole object, controlled through a MIDI controller by a percussion player becomes a surrealist visual and noise theatre.