The SoundLathe Brings Traditional Woodcraft To Electronic Music

And Not A Moment Too Soon      11/08/09

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Sound Lathe is an experimental work of electronic music that explores the sonic properties of woodworking.

According to collaborative Manchester group The Owl Project:

Unlike many electronic instruments, the Sound Lathe produces a unique wooden object at the end of each performance. This object serves as a memory of the performance, slightly faulty and incomplete as it represents the conclusion rather than an accurate recording of the process.

This doesn't seem like a project that is likely to translate into a new paradigm for music, anytime soon. Musicians haven't exactly been beating down doors to make music through woodcraft.

Nevertheless, SoundLathe is a fascinating combination of crafts.

And if you don't like the music, at least you get a table leg out of the deal!

via Warren Ellis


James Lewin
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