For the Birds

2010 as part of FAXEN

for the birds

For the birds

For the birds


mixed-media object
hairdryer, table-tennis-ball, keyboard, glascube, light-sensors

“For the Birds” can be seen as a homage to John Cages’ aleatoric work. Basically it is an experimental test arrangement denoted to study randomness, it’s generative force and the correlation between noise and sound.
Technically the sound is generated as follows: Two opposing hair-dryers set a ball inside a glass cube in motion. Light-sensors underneath the glass, influenced by the moving ball, trigger twelve chromatic tones on a circuit bended keyboard.


  • Repeat please,... | SKÁLAR Centre for Sound Art and Experimental Music, Iceland/IS | 4. – 14.10.12
  • BEST OF 2010 | Tabakfabrik, Linz/AT | 5. – 14.11.2010
  • Flimmern & Krachen | Projekt_Love, Vienna/AT | 9. – 23.4.2010