the machines

I regret every time I’ve used the word ‘amazing’ up until this point, Louis C.K would agree. But I’ve stumbled upon an installation by Dutch artist Remko Scha on the 9th floor of the CMC, that fully warrants the use of that word. At least for me.

Five guitars that hang, suspended in a metal frame, are played by four machines that oscillate and bounce the four wires strung across their faces.

Creating a wall of noise that rises and falls as the superposition of wave upon wave, that varies with the contrast of natural harmonics and mechanical rhythms, allows it to fade into and out of synchronisation in an eternal, never repeating pattern of syncopated beats.

Music and physics, that’s what I’m talking ’bout.

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