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Amp Spin - 2017

Materials: guitar amplifier, motor with motor mount and miscellaneous hardware, microprocessor controller with miscellaneous electronics and electrical, miscellaneous audio equipment

Dimensions (h x w x d): amps 10.25 x 10 x 7 inches and 9 x 10 x 7 inches

Software design: Wild Rhombus Software

Amp Spin Amp Spin is a kinetic sculpture and an instrument.

Amp Spin uses a turning guitar amplifier and a live or prerecorded sound source.

Amp Spin is able to move at varying speeds and in both directions. This machine is designed to run independently, controlled by a microprocessor; and it is designed to be manually operated with a foot pedal. As Amp Spin passes by a static shotgun microphone, the microphone picks up and transmits to a sound system that in turn amplifies the sound. How this sound is then heard depends on a range of factors including amplifier movement and placement, sound source amplitude, room or space resonance, etc.

See also: Spincycle

Exhibition and Performance History:
2018 SFX Seoul (Seoul, Korea), 2017 Avatar (Quebec City, Canada), Array Music (Toronto, Canada)