Qubais Reed Ghazala - Photon Clarinet
  Year :   1996
  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Circuit bent Instrument
  Materials:   Circuit bending, home electronics
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Instrument_Design
  Work Details  
  Photon Clarinets are light-sensitive instruments containing two eyes and are played without touching. The sound files were created by simply waving hands in space above the instrument. You will hear theremin-like sounds when I allow my hand shadows to fall on the sweep eye. The step eye creates keyboard-like response, stepping from note-to-note through arbitrary scales as it falls under differing degrees of shadow. Typically, the right hand shadows the step cell while the left hand shadows the sweep cell, allowing the player to tune the notes in real time as on a theremin. Additionally, the volume and flange changes are also done with hand shadow. The only effect added here was reverb. The passages were played live.