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Romvelope

Sound artist Bjorn Hatleskog works under the name Romvelope, and has been releasing experimental music for the past 10 years via his record label ADAADAT.  Struck with a desire to create something that exists somewhere between sound and sculpture, he started building semi-autonomous musical instruments. He focuses on the kind of noise or undesirable sound that conventional instrument designers seek to remove from their creations.

The current installation features fluorescent lighting, a pair of modified Fisher Price Turntables that function as primitive sequencers switching electrical currents on and off, electromagnetic interference that produces toilet seat shaped instruments, a self-strumming guitar, a device that transforms the electrical signal from the lights into sound waves and Robotic Percussion.