Works in Comission
Machines & Construction
(made for S. Nitzel)
Mechanical animation for coin operated puppet show – 2 motors, 2 servos, lights, sound module, control unit
Electronics for M. Wolpert
Moritz Wolpert is a constructor of fantastic musical instruments and -machines.
The “Heckeshorn” is a slideguitar-similar instrument designed by Moritz Wolpert, which can be played automatically by control of the “Schaltzentrale”.
The strings of the Heckeshorn were striken by the drum-stick e-magnet beat mechanisms; these are triggered by the “rhythm composer” section.
A slide mechanism – like a bottleneck – on top of the strings, driven by a gear motor, makes it possible to change the tune of the instrument e.g. by pedal or sequencer .
- 8 x 8 Step Sequencers with CV and Trigger Outputs; the Sequencers can be combined in series or parallel, e.g.: 8×8, 4×2, 1×64…by preset switch or manually with plug connectors
- Motor control for the Heckeshorn slide mechanism with CV inputs
- Ringmodulator VCO
- 2 VCAs for e.g. stereo effects
- Rhythm Composer
Article in ‘Tagesspiegel’ about M.W.: https://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/pop/musikapparate-sound-als-schicksal/1567268.html
The EMSMs (“Elektromechanische Schlagmechanismen”) are little solenoids with a holder for a drum stick which can be triggered by e.g. rhythm machine or audio signals. So they can hit a drum or strings of the Heckeshorn.
A Drum ‘controller’ in a half-round arrangement around a drum, with 36 switchable sound voices (for resonating rods and drum pickups)
Video: Antje Grothe
For Hannes Heiner’s and Dead Chickens’ monsters I constructed several parts like the trumpet section of the Trampel.
Programming: Nils Peters
Part of Hannes Heiner’s installation “Kinetische Maschine” (2014)