Astrotone

2016 | 19" x 21" x 14" | Ambassador suitcase turntable, copper plated computer board, metal

Astrotone - detail

Small pins are soldered to a computer board in the configuration of a Planisphere star chart. Hear the visible universe (from 40 degrees latitude) at 33 RPM.

Astrotone

Astrotone
2016
19" x 21" x 14"
Ambassador suitcase turntable, copper plated computer board, metal

This mid-century suitcase turntable has been retro-fitted to become a music box. The copper disc has short pins soldered to its surface that strike musical tines as the disc turns. Each pin correlates to the location of a star on a Planisphere star chart. As the disc turns, the visible universe is heard at 33 RPM.

Astrotone

2016 | 19" x 21" x 14" | Ambassador suitcase turntable, copper plated computer board, metal

Astrotone - detail

A mid-century turntable has been retrofitted to become a music-box that plays a star chart.