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Sonic Vignettes Showcase Exhibition Elgin Arts Center

September 2013

SONIC VIGNETTES showcases a unique sculptural 20 channel music system created by Ian Schneller at Specimen Products.

This show debuted Ian’s creation, The Nano-Sync Apparatus which is a both a colorful sculpture and an elegant and entirely manual 20 channel digital music system trigger.

The audio of the show is controlled by Ian’s the Nano-Sync Apparatus, which when activated will simultaneously start all 10 iPod Nanos. Ian and his team demonstrate the Nano-Sync Apparatus in a carefully timed choreography that sets the show’s music in motion.

presents a co-mingling of digital audio components with 1940s tube technology, sculptural speakers and an entirely manual apparatus that simultaneously triggers a 10 Apple Ipod Nanos to drive a 20 channel music system.  Creating an aural and visual show that can only be fully experienced in a physical location.

The exhibit is controlled by Ian’s the Nano-Sync Apparatus, which when activated will simultaneously start all 10 iPod Nanos. Ian and his team will be demonstrating the Nano-Sync Apparatus at the opening reception.

This show exhibits the operation of an entirely unique sound installation of a set of Ian’s signature creations: The spinning “Aerosel” sculptures, Specimen horn speakers and tube amplifiers and the “Nano-Sync Apparatus”.

The horn speakers are powered by tube amplifiers that are connected to ten Apple iPod Nanos containing the entire musical score Andrew Bird composed exclusively for the Sonic Arboretum.

For those of you who missed the 2011 Sonic Arboretum exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, this is a rare opportunity to see Ian’s special sonic installation and to hear compositions by Andrew Bird that are unavailable anywhere else.

September 24 – October 29, 2013 at Elgin Community College Art Center in Elgin, Illinois.

SONIC VIGNETTES
SCULPTURES BY IAN SCHNELLER
WITH MUSIC BY ANDREW BIRD FROM THE SONIC ARBORETUM

Elgin Arts Center
September 24, 2013
5:00 – 7:30 pm