This video captures Jay Harrison’s Electromechanical Lithophone playing an arrangement of Mr. Blue Sky, by Electric Light Orchestra.
The installation was filmed at the Museum of Modern Art Wales as a part of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival 2016.
The Electromechanical Lithophone is an interactive installation built around a robotic MIDI-controlled lithophone (an instrument based around rocks that are struck to make notes).
Visitors can select a piece of pre-programmed music to play from within the installation or can play the Lithophone via an electronic keyboard.
Harrison created the Electromechanical Lithophone instrument/installation using electronics (controlled by Cycling 74 Max/MSP and Maxuino) and Welsh slate.
More examples of the Electromechanical Lithophone in action can be found at Harrison’s site.