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"Automamusic" Exhibition London July - Aug 2008
By Aura Satz

Aura Satz's 'Automamusic' project has at its core a film about
mechanical music, set in the after-hours of the Museum of Music
Automatons in Seewen.  Intricate views of self-playing violins,
accordions, drums, pianolas, and orchestrions are offset by scenes
in which floating musical instruments are played by invisible hands.

The film highlights the similarities between the beginnings of musical
reproduction in the 19th century and spiritualist invocations of the
dead through sound.  'Automamusic' breathes the ghost back into the
machine, inhabiting the figurative space between sound and source,
when music had not yet become abstracted into the grooves of the
gramophone record.  [snip]

Aura Satz - Artprojx Space

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