Cordiox ‘Describes The Environment Through Sound’


Reader Matt Fellers writes, “I saw this amazing installation at the Church of San Lorenzo in Venice Italy this summer.”

Cordiox, by Ariel Guzik, is a complex machine, four meters in height, which describes the environment through sound. This is due to its two complimentary elements: on one hand, 180 long, tense chords distributed throughout three harps, and on the other, a unique large cast cylinder made of pure quartz. This machine emits a subtle, tonally expansive crystalline cadence, thereby creating a unique listening experience.

Here’s a video of Cordiox:

This video offers some background on Cordiox:

The installation will be displayed through November 24, 2013.

4 thoughts on “Cordiox ‘Describes The Environment Through Sound’

  1. What a beautiful piece of work. Its as if an Aeolian harp mated with the Klavins piano and had a daughter. In the constant tidal wave of noisy new things to absorb, this one is a classy oasis. When’s it coming out as a plug-in? 😛

    1. I’ve seen it too, its in the mexico pavillon of the venice’s biennale.
      Amazing work!
      The big thing on the right is basically the synthesizer, its sounds are then transmitted to some sort of electromagnetic exciters (I couldn’t find any information about this, but a friend of mine experimented with some similar but unstable system) placed along the chords which make them vibrate (and resonate a lot within the big quartz cylinder).

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