Musical and Kinetic works

Musical instruments and mechanics were a passionate interest from an early age.The eventual combination of the two was very natural, the first significant pieces being made in the 1980’s. Mechanical music, Automata and sound-producing electronic works have been appearing sporadically since, together with some much more traditional stringed instruments.

I coined the name ‘Arcadiaphon’ as a generic title or ‘brand’ for all the sound pieces as it summed-up the essence of what I was attempting to convey.It was actually the original name of an early piece, a complex barrel-organ/automata which was concerned with ‘lost rural idylls’.

The gallery below shows examples of many of these different, but related strands.    (hover cursor over image for caption)

Musical Instruments

Electronic and Kinetic works



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