Debut LP released by Noumenal Loom records, 2017.
This is a sculptural instrument built to explore the relationship between geometric form and sound. I’ve made two of them, one with a hexagonal base and one with an octagonal base. Both Pyraharps use piano wire attached to a central neck and pinblock. I haven’t seen this type of neck construction in any other instrument and it adds a unique element to the sound because the strings are each pulling the neck in different directions, creating instability. This type of structural instability would normally be avoided in making an instrument, but here it adds to the character of the piece. The sound produced has a particular timbre and tremulous twang that can be manipulated by pushing on the pinblock while playing. It will not retain a tuning for very long, and so must be constantly adjusted, creating an evolving set of parameters in which the same piece of music often can’t be repeated.
Selections from the scores to the following films:
Anathema Ariennette, The Nobodies, Forgot My Meds Trilogy,
What Fun We Were Having, A Horrible Way To Die, Pop Skull,
The Diary of Blair Shynola
Noumenal Loom's Compilation 1
A water themed compilation I curated in July 2017
Selections from my work with the art-music improv group Flusnoix :
Selections from my work with Them Natives :