The Aerophone

Interactive symphony

2024-02-17 11:00 2024-02-18 17:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: The Aerophone

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/35750

In-person event

Picture a makeshift piano keyboard and an array of old tape recorders. The ingenious mechanism that links all this together is just waiting for you to set it in motion. So take control of this bizarre machine with its tapes and motors, and compose a mind-blowing score!  Chain reaction: You press a key on the keyboard, a tape recorder starts up, and the first note of an amazing symphony rings out! From samples of orchestral instruments, played by members of the NAC Orchestra, to...

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Al Zaibak Lantern Room,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 17 - 18, 2024
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An illustration featuring three aerophone machines interconnected with pink squiggles. Surrounding them are illustrated bubbles and stars, creating a whimsical and enchanting scene.
Family programming Music Electronic Children Festival events
“The World’s Most Useless Machine ™ © Inc.”
  • In-person event
  • Bilingual
  • Ages 5+
  • ≈ Continuous · No intermission

Picture a makeshift piano keyboard and an array of old tape recorders. The ingenious mechanism that links all this together is just waiting for you to set it in motion. So take control of this bizarre machine with its tapes and motors, and compose a mind-blowing score! 

Chain reaction: You press a key on the keyboard, a tape recorder starts up, and the first note of an amazing symphony rings out! From samples of orchestral instruments, played by members of the NAC Orchestra, to other vibrant sounds, The Aerophone’s range is so vast that you won’t always know what wind you’re dealing with. 

Sprung from the mischievous imagination of artist Pierre-Luc Clément and his creative sidekicks, in homage to the famous Mellotron, The Aerophone also pokes fun at our society’s hyper-efficiency. Why else build a whole machine for the sake of something so seemingly pointless as sharpening our senses and tapping into our limitless capacity for wonder? 

Without words ● Ages 5+ ● Free 

Opening hours: 
Saturday 17 February, 11AM to 5:30PM 
Sunday 18 February, 10:30AM to 5PM

video:
Illustration représentant trois machines aérophones reliées entre elles par des gribouillis roses. Autour d'elles, des bulles et des étoiles illustrées créent une scène fantaisiste et enchanteresse.