Another nice present for a friend of mine. It's a pseudo crackle box made up with just three components: 2 capacitors and the LM386. Each leg of the LM386 is connected to one of the electrodes.
The housing is - which can easily be seen - made of a reciever of an old telephone. I guess everyone had one of those in their hands for at least one time in their life. Playing it gives you somehow the same feeling like writing a SMS on your mobile phone so it feels quite familiar to touch and use this neat instrument although the audible outcome of your operation might be most unfamiliar.
This piece will be exhibited as part of the exhibition "Technological Singularity" from March 25 to April 23 at PlanetArt, Amsterdam. Come and try it!
Some sounds and noises played with Mimi by Phillip Tesner.