Ars Electronica Center

Electrified Feedback Cello

Michael Hutsteiner (AT), Verena Breitfuß (AT)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Fri Sep 11, 2020, 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Sat Sep 12, 2020, 7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Ars Electronica Center

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