Photo by Florian Voggeneder

Photo by Florian Voggeneder

扇風琴│Sempookin / Electric Fan Harp (from “ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!“)[performance]
 
もしエレキギターの神様、Jimi Hendrixが扇風機を演奏するとしたら?という妄想を出発点に生まれた楽器。扇風機に光源とギターストラップ、そしてオリジナルの円盤を取りつけ、回転によって起こる光の明滅を光センサーで拾うことで電気の波=音へと変えて演奏する。円盤に空ける穴は計算によって導き出し、音階をつくり出す。演奏者は扇風機を逆さに担ぎ、首を振る!
This instrument was based on the wild idea: “what if the god of electric guitars, Jimi Hendrix, were to play the electric fan as an instrument?” A light source and a guitar strap are attached to the electric fan and the fan’s blade is replaced with a original disk with holes. The instrument is played by rotating the fan, where the flashing light created by the blade is picked up by a photosensitive device. The resulting electric signal is turned into sound and by calculation the holes in the disk create different scales. The player carries the electric fan upside-down and will be swinging the neck!
 
Members (in KENPOKU 2016) : 和田永│Ei Wada, 鷲見倫一│Rinichi Washimi, 玉守ヒロト│Horoto Tamamori, 田中啓介│Keisuke Tanaka
Members (in 2017) : 和田永│Ei Wada, 鷲見倫一│Rinichi Washimi, 武井めぐみ│Megumi Takei, 田中啓介│Keisuke Tanaka, 吉田匡│Masaru Yoshida
Made by 和田永│Ei Wada, 武井祐介│Yusuke Takei, 鷲見倫一│Rinichi Washimi, 高橋龍太│Ryuta Takahashi, 出沼真由美│Mayumi Idenuma
Thanks to Nicos Orchest-Lab

Photo by Mao Yamamoto

Photo by Mao Yamamoto

Photo by Mao Yamamoto

Photo by Mao Yamamoto

Photo by Florian Voggeneder

Photo by Florian Voggeneder

Photo by Florian Voggeneder

Photo by Florian Voggeneder

Photos by Mao Yamamoto

Photos by Mao Yamamoto

Videos :

Sempookin Quartette 2017

2nd Prototype & Test Playing in KENPOKU 2016