This Pile of Springs Will Blow Your Mind
Fantastic and unique instrument created by Chas Smith of Los Angeles from springs.
One more proof that ideas are more important than the latest technology.
The sonic result is very interesting, in spite of a recording made with an iPhone.
Fascinating and inspiring.
Built by LA based composer, performer and instrument designer Chas Smith, this thing looks like a load of springs welded together almost at random, but once you hear the beautiful timbres you realise there is thought and process behind this design.
Chas Smith has made over 25 of his own exotic instruments for his own compositions. Studying with composers in the 1970s such as Morton Subotnik, Mel Powell and James Tenney, Chas’s own compositions display a dualistic fascination with the scientific and the sensual.
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