Felix Thorn has been concocting music-making sculptures since his days as a student on LCC’s BA Sound Arts and Design course and tonight a series of his Machines will be playing live at the Apple Store Covent Garden.
Constructed in his bedroom, Felix’s Machines are both kinetic sculptures and musical instruments at once which ‘exist to facilitate music by translating rhythmic audio structures into a three-dimensional visual show’.
Cue multisensory shows that convey Felix’s passion for Electronica through the most fundamental of musical gestures: the hammering of a piano key or a drum for instance, all orchestrated electronically via hook-ups with Apple laptops. It is blended with idiosyncratic lighting and the effect is uncanny; a musical organism with a life of its own that plays on the idea of synaesthesia. Felix, an artist and musician from an early age, is visually manifesting the sounds he creates.
Felix’s Machines have found themselves as far flung as Norway, Italy and Slovenia; as well as an installation at the British Library, a solo public exhibition at Gasworks and a live collaboration with Warp Records’ Plaid.
Catch this unique opportunity at the Apple Store Covent Garden tomorrow from 6:30pm and check back here for a Q&A with Felix himself after the event. In the meantime, have a look at Felix’s Machines’ website for further illuminations…
Oh, and Florence? Eat your heart out.