What do you think of this work by British artist and inventor David Cranmer? He makes hybrid musical species such as this Badgermin; a machine that is equal parts theremin and taxidermy badger. the piece was inspired by a chat with a friend that went something like
My friend asked me what casing I would build my ideal theremin into. I replied, ‘Probably a traditional oak case, or maybe a badger.’ Eventually, it seemed the badger was the better choice.
And what about this steel pig that has 56 arcade buttons that trigger interchangeable banks of audio samples. Here it is in action at a gig by Cranmers band, Nine Owls In A Baguette, a collective of artists and musicians that incorporate specific themes tailored to the context in which they perform
Cranmer’s work is currently on display and for sale at The Mechanical Art and Design Museum in London. You can see more of his machines over at his nervous squirrel site
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