The Work of Josef Szuecs


Sign Art



Found Object

This box contains four solenoid driven hammers that strike a arrangement of keys removed from a vintage xylophone. The notes form a G6, or Em7, chord.

This work is controlled by an Arduino microcontroller. The sequences are stored in external, to the microcontroller, serial EEPROMs. The sequences are created in a custom sequencer application written in Processing.

An optical sensor is used to turn the unit on and off with the opening and closing of the lid.

Originally created as part of a collaborative exhibition with artist Laura Paulini. The design on the top of the box is hers.

The design on the inner lid is mine. It is a piece of player piano scroll applied over an old LP liner sleeve.

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