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a composition for guitar and 6 electromagnets
9′ 52”

Music instruments create sounds, loudspeakers recreate sounds.
Is a loudspeaker connected to the sound generator of the instrument you get a loudspeaker with the characteristic of the instrument.

In this composition the guitar strings are not played by hand, rather computer controlled by magnetic fields. With this technique it’s possible to play single harmonics, to replay music distorted and to discover unexpected resonances.