Credit: Florian Voggeneder / Sempookin in Ars Electronica Festival 2017

Credit: Florian Voggeneder / Sempookin in Ars Electronica Festival 2017

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

 Photos by Mao Yamamoto

Photos by Mao Yamamoto

Videos :

Sempookin Quartette 2017

2nd Prototype & Test Playing in KENPOKU 2016