Monday, November 26, 2012

Balls For Cthulhu & Pinball Pianola Exhibition

Balls For Cthulhu (2012) 
Game by Lucas Abela - Graphics by Rev Kriss Hades
Additional elctronics by Hirofumi Uchino & Daniel Stocks
$2500 ono

A pentagram shaped pinball game played by five players at once, each stationed at each of its five points. All outer triangular walls of all five points have guitar necks strung up with their fret boards exposed to the play field. In the center of the pentagon has a mass of pop bumpers connected to a drum machine creating blast beats and the balls speed about the game. Legendary guitarist and artist from the Australian metal band Sadistik Exekution Rev Kriss Hades has emblazed his incredible art onto the machine.  (due to circumstances beyond our control this is exhibited as a work in progress which will be completed during the course of the exhibition, if you would like an email to inform you when the game will be available to play please provide your address on the list provided near the work)

Pinball Pianola (2012)

Game by Lucas Abela - Graphics by Keg de Souza
Additional elctronics by Hirofumi Uchino & Daniel Stocks
$2500 ono

A Frankenstein experiment, combining the greatest musical invention of all time, the Piano; with the coolest amusement machines ever conceived; Pinball, to create an interactive sound installation like no other; 'Pinball Pianola', a musical device constructed by replacing the keyboard, hammers and front paneling of an upright piano, with a pinball cabinet butted up perpendicular against its exposed strings. Embracing high and low culture this instrument allows virtuosos and wizards alike to pit their skills in a game where musical compositions are created as metallic balls jettisoned into the game clash with the pianos resonating wires.

Wednesday 28th November at 6pm to Saturday 15th December
Artist talks: Saturday 15th December at 2pm

116—118 Chalmers StSurry Hills, New South Wales, Australia 2010

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mix Tape Playstation Workshop

Lucas Abela and Hirofumi Uchino are hosting a workshop at the first draft depot on how to design and build your vey own multi tape head instrument like the ones used in the Mix Tape installation.

Each participant will go home with their very own live tape manipulation instrument complete with a audio jack out so it can be coupled with effects (last gasp labs pedals will be available on the day to test with your new toy)

$125 covers all materials needed to build your very own Mix Tape Playstation, this includes tape deck, metal box, power supply, tape heads, plugs, sockets and all materials.

The workshop is strictly limited to 15 places first people to reserve a spot by PMing me, These little beauties will make the perfect christmas gift so don't disappoint your loved ones and book today.

Sunday 9th Decemeber 1 - 6pm

13-17 Riley St, WoolloomoolooSydney, Australia 2011

Mix Tape in action Video