To those who missed it: Last Thursday we had a great award ceremony, we chose this guy Robin Sukroso (aka Rainer Hirl) out of the three finalists as our trustee.
His plan is to build a simpler, ready to plug in version of his custom made techno guitar. We think he’s amazingly talented and his idea has a real potential. We hope you like our choice!
Rebecca Loyche‘s project is an installation called “circadian project”. It’s basically a room full of light. She says lights like these are used for therapeutic purposes to treat depression, especially in the nordic countries where going without daylight for weeks has bad effects on your health. She proposed to create this room as a public space, a place you can go to to recharge your batteries in winter.
The third finalist was Dickon Stone, an adorable guy who lets bugs compose music. His project Bug Box Drum Machine is a type of installation, a white canvas which attracts bugs at night. As these bugs fly around they hit sensors which in turn trigger various drum samples.
He explains this idea comes out of something of a Zen approach to music, letting the ego of the composer step back and instead using the intellect to let nature’s beauty shine.
Dickon has made a similar instrument called “Bees in a Sitar” – using the hollow of a sitar to house bees and enabling them to create sounds.