Fabulous Sound Machines

The whole experience of Fabulous Sound Machines is a gallery of new and invented instruments played by the public who create their own impromptu ensembles.

In 2000 Eye Music Trust was contacted by Liverpool Museum to create a new art gallery experience for the Millennium Year. Fabulous Sound Machines was born. We created a journey through colour and sound with large fabric “sails” and computer-controlled colour-mixed light.

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"CHROMATIC HARMONY"

The public control the colour and music by moving in the space, plucking harp-like strings or “playing” sensors.

Other artists and musicians contribute to the Fabulous Sound Machines experience with many unusual “instruments” – a Bottle Organ, a “harpsichord” with an Aladdin’s Cave of objects instead of strings, slate instruments, giant bellows and pipes, steel rods, a giant pendulum, and so on.

Since 2000 there have been 13 Fabulous Sound Machines exhibitions in the UK and abroad reaching many thousands of people. You can find information about any upcoming exhibitions on our Diary page.

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