Neil Feather, winner of the Sondheim Prize, Trawick Prize, and participant in the Venice Biennale, makes experimental musical instruments and kinetic sound sculptures out of motors, magnets, springs, strings, balls, and many other dynamic objects.
This interactive and kinetic sound installation will feature machines that are portrayals of planets, black holes, and spaceships. The collective installation of objects will result in a mechanical musical composition about the music of spheres. Combining our extraterrestrial fascinations with tactile enjoyment, Feather creates chaotic models of inside-out astrophysics that represent planets; space vehicles bob and weave at the press of a button; and visitors can pedal their way through the universe at the speed of sound.
This project is a result of Feather’s 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in musical composition.