Felix’s Machines are music making sculptures of Felix Thorn, MoTA resident artist on Sonica festival 2009.
They were constructed in his bedroom and exist to facilitate music by translating rhythmic audio structures into a three-dimensional visual show. They function as musical instruments as well as kinetic sculptures. The Machines are a performance device, but can be well suited to act as an art installation, theatre accompaniment, or standalone sculpture.The Machines invite an audience to share the experience of their creator. He aims to exploit the complexity found behind the workings of most digital music and present it as a more accessible equivalent. These Machines do not intend to match human potential. Instead they exist to test the advantages of mechanical instruments alone.
"Although my medium focuses on the development of acoustic sounds, I am continually inspired by electronic music - the countless abstractions act as blueprints for the construction of its acoustic counterparts. I aim to build a space where artificial and dream-like environments can become a reality." FT
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At Sonica festival in June 2009 Felix Thorn exhibited his musical sculpture Armadillo and made a new Machine – a piano equipped with a complex mechanical structure.