A Frankenstein experiment combining the greatest musical invention of all time, the Piano; with the coolest amusement machines ever conceived; Pinball, to create an interactive sound installation like no other; Pinball Pianola, a musical instrument constructed by replacing the hammers and front paneling of an upright piano with a pinball cabinet butted up perpendicular against its exposed strings.
Embracing high and low culture the game allows virtuosos and wizards alike to pit their skills in a game where musical compositions are created as metallic balls jettisoned into the game clash with the pianos wires as players joggle them about using twenty individual flippers triggered by the pianos keys.
The traditionally loud pinball experience is created by amplifying the soundboard with contact microphones connected to audio processors like fuzz, ring modulation, envelope filters etc. These are controlled via six pinball targets situated in the playfield turning them on or off when hit. The parameters of the sounds can then be adjusted via a console mounted onto the games cabinet.
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Gamerz Festival Marseille, Novemeber 2016
Sonic Protest Paris, April 2016
Ton Ton Club, Amsterdam, March 2016
Cable#9 Nantes, Febuary 2016
Les Ateliers Claus / brussels-art-days Brussels, September 2015
Phaeno, Science Center, Wolfsburg, May - Sept 2015
Do Disturb / Palais de Tokyo Paris, April 2015
107 Projects Sydney March 2013
ISEA Sydney January 2013
First Draft Sydney Novemeber 2012
MCA artbar Sydney October 2012
artspace Sydney May 2012