A string instrument actuated by four electromagnets which push and pull the strings at precise rates to produce unique overtones and timbres. In performances, the instrument has been controlled remotely via networked OSC messages or through a combination of a hardware MIDI controller and touching the instrument directly. While the instrument produces acoustic sounds, it does not resonate much and must be connected to an amplifier. Audio and video coming soon!
- The Electromagnetic Dulcimer is part of the SolidNoise Ensemble, a collection of robotic instruments and their creators led by Jiffer Harriman.
- Our first major performance and installation was at the Black Box Theatre and was funded by ATLAS in October, 2015.
- The instrument was also featured during a large-scale collaboration and performance with kinetic sculptor and sound artist Trimpin.