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workspace for experimental music and sound art
post-residency concert
29/11/2023 - 18h-19h - free

Mechanical Sound Object (working title)


The intention behind that project was to experiment with a mechanical approach of music-making beside exploring some of the synthesis techniques (granulation, spectral resynthesis, etc.). At the beginning it was inspired by Aphex Twin’s works (Druqks & Computer Controlled Acoutsic Instruments, both using motor-played acoustic instruments and synthesis techniques) along with musique concrète and electro-acoustic music in general.


The current set-up is a hand-built mechanical instrument, played with motors, controlled and live-processed by a modular system. The instrument consists of a resonator, 4 motor-playable strings, 4 groups of sympathetic or performer-playable strings, 4-piece tuned brass chimes, 4 mobile motors, and 4 in-built sustainers.


The instrument has its own diffusion set up, consisting of two dml and one steel-plate horizontal speakers (the sub woofer is in progress…).


Pavel will showcase 3 pieces which are not intended at this point to be seen as a completed artistic work, but as an exploration of the possibilities of such a set up.



Pavel Tchikov 2023

Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and the European Union
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