The Rhythmicon is an extraordinary device that touches on many principles used by the most bleeding-edge digital synthesists now – yet was built in 1930. Constructed by the father of electronic synthesis Leon Theremin at the behest of American avant-garde composer Henry Cowell, it uses a combination of mechanical and electronic parts to transform rhythm into a tone and vice versa. The Russian researcher and composer Andrey Smirnov will be demonstrating the Rhythmicon in all its awkward and astonishing glory for us, including parts of his own compositions for the instrument.
Please bear in mind that ADE Sound Lab tickets receive priority access. In case there are still a few seats available ten minutes before the session, we will open the doors for ADE Card holders.