The Anxiety Machine

These are in-between days. A little while before Christmas I saw this thing, I forget how it came about, probably one of those magazine websites that post odd stuff on the Book of Face. It was called the Apprehension Engine and I wanted one.

Down side of this is that they are $10,000. The Wife of the Bones would notice this expenditure. So under the guise of ‘fixing things’ I enabled the B&Q card and decided to build one, or at least something in the style of. I’ve also used some styling from Azzam Bells whose devices I also covert from afar.

It’s a WIP but definitely getting there. It has bass and standard strings (the latter hacked out of a cigar box kit), three din jacks, one set of pick ups, four internal contact mics, two circular saw blades, mesh, rods, rulers & tubes.

The film at the top of the page is a black & white short by Maya Deren, a Ukrainian-born American experimental filmmaker and important promoter of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer, and photographer.
The sound on this is made from there ‘live’ improve experiments with the machine played through several iPad apps.

Deren is also one of the inspiring figures behind the next G.o.B & Cousin Silas dub projects.

When complete I’ll make a little demo film. In the mean time.I’m taking bookings for horror themed children’s parties and hen do’s. Beyond that is a journey currently unplanned.

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