Therolin: Get us to the Playa, 2019
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"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration." -Nikola Tesla

Who We Are

From the artists who brought you  AwakeningTree of Transformation , and  Tree of Impermanence , and Seesaw Wave Machine, our  2019 Burning Man  project is a new type of interactive musical experience: Welcome the Therolin

 

Project Summary
The Therolin is a revolutionary idea for a new type of large scale musical instrument.  By pairing a 20 foot long piano string suspended in a steel pipe to a theremin , the Therolin will convert the musical output from the theremin into notes played on the string by "plucking" it with electomagnet actuators on specially engineered frets.  

 

Traditionally a theremin responds to the hand movements of its player to create electronic sounds, but now Therolin players will use it to play a giant stringed instrument, creating a physical sound in lieu of the traditional synthesized sound. 

Photo of Therolin, 2017 by Mitra Forati

This year's art offering is an evolution of our 2017 experiment, creating a more embracing experience that includes more than ever before. Therolin is resurrected to make the audio and visual experience even more arresting, with improved sound and glowing lights that can be seen at night.

2019 Therolin Experience. Project Render

 

Why We Need Your Support

This year the artist/engineers are creating this out of love and without receiving an official art grant, so your help is needed more than ever.  Your donation, small or large, will help to make the next generation of musical instrument a reality. We are seeking funds for materials (including lighting and seating) as well as funds to support our long trek to transport this beauty out to the playa from Colorado.

 

Artist/Engineer Nick Geurts plasma cuts the base to Therolin

Help us reach our goal in 2019 and make our imprint on this year's Metamorphosis

 

Rendering

 

Funding and Rewards:
Please consider making a donation to our project to help defray the cost of it's creation. Money is needed for materials, time, and transportation to and from Burning Man. Because this piece is 20 feet in length and is made of steel it will need to travel on a semi. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our community. 


ALL DONORS at any level will receive a sticker with the project logo and a thank you postcard mailed from the Black Rock City post office (dust included).

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Funding and Rewards:
Please consider making a donation to our project to help defray the cost of it's creation. Money is needed for materials, time, and transportation to and from Burning Man. Because this piece is 20 feet in length and is made of steel it will need to travel on a semi. We are grateful for the ongoing support of our community.

ALL DONORS at any level will receive a sticker with the project logo and a thank you postcard (dust included).
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