Another 'Breath of Fresh Air' Project. This time at Rosliston Forestry Centre in Derbyshire.
The camera obscura has been made from hazel, sisal and turf, with a lens and screen. The project has been over 5 days with members of the general public booking into workshops and of course through traffic and help from many others. The help and support has been over whelming and the structure came together really well. The weather held and off we went.
Okay, yesterday you saw it in progress, now it has been made. I really like this one, the sound of the vibrating bass string is just so good, oh what a noise and of course the plucked metal at the top, rather lovely, one can get some good sounds out of this. I will trying and record some of the sounds these things make and put them up on the site. Charred oak and hazel.
More things being made. This has two listening ear pieces at the side, so as to enable the listening to the vibrations of the large piano string which can be struck with a special implement. (yet to be made)
So I have this show in september for SAW at Simon Lee Dicker's new gallery in West Coker The Old School Room....A chance for some new work and a new approach, making things that can possibly be played, so the next few weeks more pieces will hopefully appear on the blog and an update of all that is happening. Reuben Katz very kindly let me have some old piano bits and these I will exploit and play with. The 'Come Zither' is played with a violin bow and screeches a treat.