Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Stroh, pencil & digital, 2 0x 20cm
This was for a trio of French muscians, La Fausse Compagnie, for an embossed postcard that you can actually play on record player. Their metal stringed instruments, using adjustable horns to direct sound in specific directions, are based on revived designs of 19th Century engineer John Matthias Augustus Stroh. We met in Melbourne last year, and the reason for that was an uncanny resemblance between the band's stroh instruments and an imaginary violin that appears in my book The Arrival. Anyway, they are a terrific group, the instruments sound great, and you can find out more about their work here: www.lafaussecompagnie.fr

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