[Kokon Dansetsu Ma] (2017) is group of experimental musical instruments influenced by Japanese traditions. In Japanese kokon means ancient and modern times, all ages, past and present; dansetsu – tradition, legend; and ma – empty space, a gap in-between. This title was chosen because both of these instruments will be used in the same name kinetic installation which I am currently working on. Design of the first instrument is a combination of shamisen and cello. The body of this instrument has two resonant holes instead of one, and a goat skin stretched on top of it, so it can also be used as a percussion instrument. Sound-wise, it resembles a cello as I used three (C;G;D) cello strings, and the sound also has a middle eastern flavour to it. The second instrument is an interpretation of Terek Atoui’s Pipe Koto which has had a high influence on this idea. Koto is one of the most popular Japanese instruments and I made a modern version of it using cooper pipes as resonant bodies for each string (it has 5 strings in total).
古今 伝説 間
[Kokon Dansetsu Ma]
PO-32 tonic hack
(2018) is a teenage engineering pocket operators hack project that intends to make these little synths even more comfortable, fun and powerful tools for music creation and experimentation. This project is made out of laser cut plywood case, variety of electronic components and pocket operator itself (schematics and vector sketch of case will be available soon).
(2011) From Greek: rhino- "nose“,ot- "ear", laryng- "larynx/throat", and the suffix - phony "sound"; thus, the term literally means "the sound out of ear, nose and throat". This is a derivative from a term otorhinolaryngology. The artwork consists from three parts. First – an ear-form-sculpture from terracotta containing four stretched strings. The sculpture is provided with piezo element electrically empowered and so useful as sound-variable string instrument. The second – the terracotta head scalped, stretched with goat skin and so turned into a drum slightly resembling djembe. The third part – human nose sculpture from terracotta combined with clarinet‘s tip what results the sound of elephant‘s.