Tonewood I (2011) and Tonewood II (2015) by Hugo Morales Murguía are using small tactile transducers with corks attached to their cone. Five musicians play their instruments with these transducers. The transducers are not sounding at all, as long as … read more
In Chapter Three of my book I discussed several early attempts of creating electric piano’s during the end of the nineteenth century. Often these efforts made use of electromagnets and feedback to keep the piano strings in vibration. The Neo … read more
Travelon Gamelon (1977) by Richard Lerman is using piezo-ceramic disks as contact microphones. Many of his works use transducers and his website is a very valuable resource on using these, including a guide for making these microphones.