If the 18th century barrel organ was still popular, what music would it be playing?
Our instrument explores the affordances of barrel organs in the modern context of electronic music, but with a human element where events and timing are not rigidly defined.
It relies on the continued effort of a performer cranking the machine to set and maintain tempo. It also features two ship’s helm wheels to navigate through 40k drum samples, a siren, and a subwoofer connected to an encased amplifier for sound reproduction. It can be played by up to four people for a collaborative and theatrical experience.