Chancer’s Cabaret is a free monthly event featuring diverse live acts at the Carlton Club, 113 Carlton Rd, Manchester M16 8BE
The Acousatron live performance by Stephen Summers, followed by a short interactive session where you can play the Acousatron yourself.
The Acousatron combines acoustic instruments and objects with upcycled computer hardware, all fitted with mechanical agitators. It’s aim is to exploit the musical potential of ‘hacked’ acoustic instruments and electronics, and also to serve as an interactive feature that allows people to play the instruments using controllers, without the necessity for prior musical training. This is a live performance using the heart of the Acousatron (a very prepared piano), which will be played using a variety of electro-motors and manual strikers.
Listen to an electroacoustic composition made from recordings of the Acousatron at workshops and events in 2017 here.
More information about the full installation can be found here.