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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Václav Peloušek, Ondřej Merta, Standa Filip

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Václav Peloušek, Ondřej Merta, Standa Filip (www.standuino.eu)

Brno, Czech Republic

“Klackový klávesy [Branch keyboard]: The concept of keyboard from wooden sticks was mentioned by a pioneer of hand made instruments from Czech republic Standa Filip as his first electronic keyboard instrument built in 1976. As many others, this instrument was lost or Standa gave it to somebody. Anyway, he doesn’t remember now who was it. Standuino team remade this thought and created functional imaginative replica of such keyboard instrument. The use of rough wood is characteristic for the poetics of the Standa’s musical instruments. Now we play concerts on it connected to a fraAngelico synthesizer which is another handmade invention of us.”

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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Joel Zuercher

Joel Zuercher (www.joelz.com)

Los Angeles, CA

“It’s an interactive box with spindles and a hand crank. There are two guitar wires strung across the front.  Inspired by the first ever beat box
made in 1856 by a Swiss gentleman near the Swiss/German border. That last part is definitely not true.”

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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Canner MEFE

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Canner MEFE (www.cannermefe.com)

San Francisco

“The Dodecahedrum Machine is made out of a wood frame, aluminum base, natural rubber pads, midi triggers made from steel sheeting, piezo mics, and foam. It’s a drum machine I made it for my band 0th. My band mates Jacqueline Gordon and Caryl Kientz helped with moral support and telling me I better get it done or else.”

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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Matthew Dales

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Matthew Dales

Toronto, Ontario

“I’ve taken multiple strands of dental floss and made guitar strings from them. For the thicker gauges of string I used more strands of floss. After developing the technique for making these dental floss guitar strings I contacted Ewan Dobson, a very talented guitarist from Toronto.”

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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Michael Berndt

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Michael Berndt

Bremen, Germany

“The DF-I constists out of 9 pieces: four stepper motors, 4 piezopick-ups and one controller. The name DF-I can be traced back to the abbreviation “DeFi”, which stands for defibrillator. Since a defibrillator can be used for resuscitation attempts, the DF-I can also be used for musical resuscitation attempts on almost every object. The stepper motors and the pick-ups are placed easily on any surface by using screws. The stepper motors generate the sound. The surface of the object in question serves as a body of sound and transmits the acoustic to the pick-up.”

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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Zeke Leonard

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Zeke Leonard

Syracuse, New York

“The ReHumanizer: an instrument that I built for a friend who is recording an album and asked for ‘something that sounds real dirty, you know? Really un-slick.’ This is what came out of that, a sort of unholy cross between a diddley-bow and a lap steel made out of an old stock pot and a tobacco tin and a piece of moulding from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in my area.”

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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Dan Henriksson and Kristofer Hagbard

 

Dan Henriksson and Kristofer Hagbard (www.ideofon.com)

Göteborg, Sweden

“We’re an art and design duo. Our mission is to create new ways of making music. Doki Doki is our first musical controller that we also plan to release completely open source. We wanted to see how far the creative possibilities could be pushed with an instrument with the limitation of a very simplistic design, yet advanced on the inside and as open ended and flexible as possible. Doki Doki is a highly tactile wooden digital hand-drum with five active surfaces and a built in accelerometer. It offers a very open and experimental way of producing and performing music. While the product is easy and intuitive enough for a kid to instantly understand, a professional musician could in detail program samples, synthesizers, loops and effects using the interface as a MIDI controller for studio production as well as live performances.”

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PROJECT SUBMISSION: Simon Morris

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Simon Morris (www.mapletone.net)

New York, New York

“7 vinyl records are suspended in the air by electromagnets. A toenarm is mounted with an optical sensor which picks up the light patterns from the surface of the record. There is no needle touching the record. The optical sensor acts as a virtual stylus hovering above the grooves. Sounds are processed in a sound-generating software program and amplified through speakers.”

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