Vibrations and Waves
parasitic resonators

Vibrations and Waves
parasitic resonators


public prototype / sound installation

dimensions: variable

solar engine circuits, 555 oscillator circuits, electromagnetic coils, rare earth magnets, found plexiglass, gooseneck clamps, alligator clips, solar cells, gallery lighting

For the 2nd edition of the off-site exhibition The Projects: Port Credit Christof Migone, then the curator at the Blackwood Gallery in Toronto, invited artists to make work responding to a condo showroom.

I took the show as an experimental opportunity, combining ideas from the Lazymode project with Vibrations and Waves research I was carrying out at the time.

I made use of two elements in situ: the plexiglass display panels (which depicted the floorplans of the different condo models) and the halogen lights of the showroom. Solar cells stole power from gallery lighting, to run oscillators, for which the plexiglass panels are resonant surfaces.


Stepper Motor Choir

solar-powered kinetic sound installation

Twelve solar-powered stepper motors sing with rotating, resonating panes of broken glass.

Vibrations and Waves
experiments in electromagnetism

research project

All materials have resonant frequencies at which they most naturally vibrate.

Vibrations and Waves

maquette / prototype

Maquette for Pendulum Music On A Long Thin Wire. Swinging pendulums, oscillating electromagnets, pickup coils, rhythmic phasing. After Steve Reich and Alvin Lucier.

Vibrations and Waves
rusted resonators

public prototype / site-specific sound installation

This temporary site-specific sound installation was created collaboratively (with Darsha Hewitt) during a 3 week rural residency at Cultivamos Cultura in Sao Luis, Alentejo in southern Portugal.

Vibrations and Waves

A text prepared for presentation for the 2011 ISEA conference in Istanbul.

Instrumentation demonstrations

series of experiments

In-studio rehearsals for what would become the a site variable kinetic audio installations Instrumentation and Instrumentation Variations. Video documentation showing experiments, maquettes and techniques coming out of a long-term research project entitled Vibrations and Waves.


site-variable kinetic sound installation

Light, electromagnetism and resonance figure centrally in Instrumentation, a sprawling kinetic sound installation in which these immaterial phenomena are manipulated by expressly material means. Exhibited internationally as a range of site-specific installations.

IO / spiderlogic

research project

IO (formerly Irrational Orchestration) is a series of works developed broadly as schematic guidelines for improvised installations, rather than pre-determined finished artwork. Electromagnetism, intuitive/ad hoc architectural structures, absurdist extensions of building infrastructural systems (HVAC, electrical), hardware neural networks.

Instrumentation, variations

series of site-variable kinetic audio installation

Site specific variations of Instrumentation presented internationally in France, Norway, Québec, Portugal, Slovenia and Italy from 2012 to 2014. Variation no. 3 (Chicoutimi) and Variation no. 8 (Québec City) are the most divergent.

Instrumentation, variation no. 8
Québec City, Québec

site-variable kinetic sound installation

Site specific eighth variation of Instrumentation. Peripheral spaces not ordinarily used for exhibition, occupied by assemblies of mechanical performers.