The human species inherently sits in circles. Going thousands of years into the past, we sat around a fire to eat, share stories, keep warm. Even today, we continue the practice of sitting around a dinner or conference table, we stand in circles to converse and share news. Another use of the circle is to make music.
Music Table uses the circular format and eight customizable music box movements. Each movement has a scroll of paper that is fed through the mechanism and creates music-based on strategically placed holes, working very much like a player piano or computer punch card. When the handles of each movement are rotated clockwise, a unique tone or note is played. The format is a circular table, this brings the users together in an inherently familiar and comfortable format.
Music Table is a participatory experiment in creating music. Anywhere from 1 to 8 people can control each music box movement. Controlling the tempo of individual music box movements any number of songs are possible.
8 Music Box Movements, Table
H: 75 cm W: 80 cm D: 80 cm