"I was standing at the traffic light when I heard a floating whooshing. It came
from a defective transformer box at the side of the road. It was not the typical
50-Hz humming, something else happened, a beat with slightly changing singsong."
The mechanical principle: Magnetic generators let V2-A metal sheets resonate.
Chromix built in 2001 consists of eight large, hexagonal stainless steel-chrome sheets mounted
to a carrier with two supporting arms of 3.30 meters in height and 7.60 meters wide. Chromix
exists in four executions. Sound is produced by means of magnets that stimulate the steel
sheets’ intrinsic resonances. The metallic sound produced varies between made by a transformer
and that made by a thunder sheet.
Material: 32 magnets, stainless steel-chrome sheets, metal
Weight: 60 kg
length 760cm [=24.6 ft] x height 330cm [=10.8 ft]