Voice Box

Voice Box

Voice Box 2011 Peckham

I constructed a version of Kempelen’s die Sprech-Maschine – ‘a wooden box which was connected on one side to bellows which served as “lungs”, and on the other to a rubber funnel which served as a “mouth” and had to be modified by hand….in the box there was a series of valves and ventricles which had to operated by the other hand, and with some exercise one could produce astounding effects.’ (Description from Mladen Dolar’s 2006 book: A Voice and Nothing More). I sing fast or slow in reaction to the speed the bellows are being pumped (operated by an assistant).

 

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