A cello is made to vibrate by means of magnetic pickups and a structure-borne sound transducer through feedback and digital manipulation. Magnetic pickups convert the vibrating strings into electronic signals. Using amplifiers and AD/DA converters, this signal is amplified, distorted and manipulated in digital and analog terrain. The sound now generated is induced again in the body of the cello. A controllable feedback triggered by the artists is created. This device brings the completely acoustically functioning cello into new aesthetic areas and new sound spheres are created.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz
Prof. Andreas Weixler