AudioGraft Festival

Exhibiting between 25th February to 3rd March, Play House is an automata that mechanically computes and performs hooky and hypnotic acid house. A sequence of LEGO gears, levers and latches move to mutate riffs and rhythm patterns. Their motions are played out in real time on analogue drums and synthesisers from the halcyon days of 1980’s dance music, while the machine gradually shifts the timbre and space of the sound. With the process and function laid bare one can pick apart the interactions driving the score, seeing sound as it changes in sculpture – or simply rocking out to some fruity acid.

Commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music, Play House has received media attention in, Mixmag and Creators Project. A story entry about the process of the build is on Makezine.

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