A new video showcasing process, sounds and events during The Instrument Builders Project Stage 1 Yogya, Indonesia.
The Instrument Builders Project at Muslihat - OK Video Festival 2013 organized by RuangRupa and held at Galeri Nasional. Discussion was led by project co-curator Kristi Monfries and moderated by Leonhard Bartolomeus.
Dylan Martorell talks with project curator Kristi Monfries about his work and collaborative experience with The Instrument Builders Project
Asep Nata Pesan Rindu (longing message), 2013 hanging objects including tuned steel cowbells, tulila, wires, karinding (Javanese Jaw-harp) A collection of handmade musical objects hangs from wires throughout the workshop to be played by a roaming performer. The sounds produced by the ‘instruments’ are a message to be decoded by the listener.
Lintang Radittya and Rod Cooper motor synth, 2013 electrical motors, controller devices, synthesizer Eight electrical motors are controlled by a homemade synthesiser that sends on / off and speed signals, creating motorised rhythms and dynamics. The electro-magnetic signal generated by the motors is then amplified using an induction coil to make a form of homemade...
Dylan Martorell (with Wukir Suriyadi, Asep Nata) Drum Plough, 2013 Plough, bamboo, plants, bells, beer cans, terracotta pots, rocks, coconuts, oilcan, tiles, solenoids, drumsticks, computer, samples Drumsticks attached to robotic devices create shifting machine rhythms by striking an assemblage of found and specially made objects built into an old wooden plough.
Andreas Siagian and Asep Nata Glass Bell, 2013 Controller triggers, tattoo machine components, laboratory beakers, cowbells Adapted from a tattooing machine, this percussion instrument allows users to strike or ‘tattoo’ percussion objects (laboratory beakers, tuned cowbells) using specially designed buttons (or triggers), creating machine-gun rhythms and textures.
Rod Cooper When Things Break, 2013 speakers, bamboo, guitar prototype, idiophones, various instrument parts A selection of DIY instruments and musical devices built by Rod Cooper forming a one-man avant-garde blues band.
Ardi Gunawan Long wire instrument adapted from Wukir’s Drawing (2013) long wires, tin cans, rubber gloves, rosin Five Long wires tensioned throughout the room extend from a central point on the floor. The wires produce spectral tone when played by an operator, who wears rubber gloves to increase friction and ‘excite’ the instrument through consistent movement....
Wukir Suryadi (with Pia Van Gelder, Michael Candy, Lintang Radittya, Andreas Siagian. Assisted by Ikbal S. Lubys) Akar Mahoni (Mahogany Root), 2013 mahogany root, leather straps, theremins, synths,, various guitar parts A multifaceted instrument carved out of a single mahogany tree root incorporating leather straps that produce bass tones), a moveable guitar neck, optical and...