Felix’s Machines su skulpture koje izvode Thornovu muziku. Akustička robotika i apstraktni snovi.
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Felix Thorn builds machines for art installations, live performance, commercials, theatre accompaniment, and shop window displays. Felix specialises in de-constructing real-life objects and creating new experiences with movement, music and light.
Felix's Machines were initially conceived in an experiment aiming to facilitate live music by transforming sound into a three-dimensional visual show. As an ongoing project, the music-performing machines built by Felix do not intend to match human potential. Instead they exist to test the advantages of mechanical instruments alone.
"Although my medium focuses on the development of acoustic sounds, I am continually inspired by electronic music - the countless abstractions act as blueprints for the construction of its acoustic counterparts. I aim to build a space where artificial and dream-like environments can become a reality." FT '08
S Thornova bloga:
25 Mar 2012
THE MOLESKINE ORCHESTRAA themed set of machines built using Moleskine products to explore their sound-making potential and kinetic manifestations. Diaries are clappers, glasses are drum sticks, and the brand's new range of items are animated in a multi-sensory display.
26 Oct 2011
DIGITALIFE2: Romaeuropa FestivalFelix's Machines installation in Rome, 26/10/2011-11/12/2011
01 Oct 2011
FELIX'S MACHINES EPTracks selected to form Felix's first EP, documenting the growth of the machines and the performance spaces they have been exhibited in. Available now on audio CD and MP3 download - FLAC and WAV versions and a bonus track are exclusive to Bleep.
01 Aug 2011
CADBURY'S 'TWIRLYGIG'In collaboration with visual FX company Mattes and Miniatures and engineering partner SlybyDesign, Felix's Machines designed and built the central sections of this fully mechanical ‘Twirlygig’ for a cadburys commercial.
16 Apr 2011
DE LA WARR PAVILION INSTALLATION & PERFORMANCEThe Pavilion has curated a nod to Cage; a seven-week programme of music, performances and installations in response to Cage's work and ideas. Artists include Margaret Leng Tan, Charles Atlas, Yoko Ono, Felix's Machines, Mount Kimbie + Creep, eighth blackbird, Brainwaves: Mira Calix, Anna Meredith, Aurora Quartet and Loop.pH and comedian Stewart Lee's reinterpretation of Cage's Indeterminacy readings. Events and installations take place throughout the Pavilion, most are free of charge.
07 Apr 2011
LIVE VS. PLAID, VILLAGE UNDERGROUNDThe second live collaboration with music from Plaid written specially for performance with Felix’s Machines. An experiment of live amplification and processing to join acoustic sound with digital synthesis. Line Up: Felix's Machines vs. Plaid, Leafcutter John, Plaid (DJ set), Missaw
16 Feb 2011
LIVE @ THE APPLE STORELive amplified performance in the Apple store in Covent Garden, London.
17 Aug 2010
SHOOTME FILM FESTIVALShort performances for a film festival, the Hague, Holland
20 Nov 2010
SONATAS, MACHINES, AND INTERLUDES IN BRAZILInspired by the work and the thought of John Cage, the English musicians Sarah Nicolls, Kathy Hinde, Felix Thorn and Frenchman Pierre Malbos present concert based on the prepared piano technique of the American composer. Felix's Machines presents a prepared piano using custom built solenoid attachments activated by Christmas tree light controllers with live processing through Logic.
13 Oct 2010
'IN OUR BlOOD' METALWORKS, LONDONLineup: Plaid (DJ Set), Global Goon, Simon Fisher Turner, Tetine, Felix’s Machines, Dave i.D., DJs James Stroll On Crispin Dior, Tender Love Soundsystem, Missaw, visuals by Weirdcore
17 Jul 2010
THE CREATOR'S PROJECT, LONDONEvent held at Victoria House, London in partnership with INTEL and VICE. Lineup: Peaches, Mark Ronson, Kele, Yuck, Cassette Playa, Mumdance, Radical Friend, Jammer, Paul B. Davis, Felix Thorn, Rodaidh McDonald, Moritz Waldemeyer, Trevor Jackson.
14 Jul 2010
SOUNDBUILDERS, INTELA challenge to build a machine in one night only and add it to the setup in an episode of the Soundbuilders series on Motherboard TV.
16 Apr 2010
ETHER 10, SOUTHBANK CENTRESouthbank Center Commissioned ‘Techno Harmonium’, a fully automated bellow-driven Harmonium as a new addition to Felix’s Machines.
LIVE @ THE BARBICAN CENTREA day of live performances in the foyer of the Barbican Centre, London
09 Oct 2009
LIVE VS. PLAID, BordeauxLive Collaboration with WARP’s Plaid, ‘Evento’ Bordeaux Art & Architecture Biennale '09
30 Jul 2009
'ARMADILLO' IN OXFORDInteractive exhibition using sonar sensors, mini cams and live projection
22 Jul 2009
TED GLOBALFelix introduces his machines and performs live with the full setup.
01 Jun 2009
MOTA SONICA FESTIVAL 09, SLOVENIAOn-site construction of new machines for a prepared piano. Various solenoid, motor and servo actuated machines built to hit, scrape and slide over piano strings. In collaboration with programmer Thomas Parslow
01 May 2009
CONVERSEAD campaign for Converse ‘What do you Do?’. Included a series of installations at events for the Campaign. Interactive versions of Felix’s Machines were exhibited in London, Paris and Berlin.
17 Apr 2009
LYDGALLERIET, NORWAY3 week Installation and performances.
15 Nov 2008