When playing with contact microphones, really small objects can be a challenge, as you need to generate a certain degree of vibration in the things you'd like to listen closer to. And smaller things can be really shy, soundwise. So I wanted to see if I could do something about it. The Klangstasjon extracts sounds hidden in small metal objects. A magnet and a contact microphone is hidden underneath the brass plate. Hitting the plate, the object attached to it will affect the resonance, and create a sound unique for this very object. Underneath the concrete base itself, the tension of the string can be altered by adjusting a bolt. The 9V battery for the amplifier unit is secured in place with a magnet.
2013 · Self-initiated · Permalink