"For several years, I experimented with different arrangements for Typedrum.
Spiraling up around an axis, or following a slightly curved line, or as a ZigZag
placed in the center of a room. These experiments with the form resulted in the
Soundgate group. Soundgate is a spatial arrangement that places the listener directly
into the center of the sound experience. All sound instruments are Typedrum and
Kulong with Schwirrer in the background arranged at the same distance from the
listener’s ears. Sound movements are playable from floor to ceiling levels."
2005 / 2008
Soundgate consists of a Typedrum, which had been developed in 2005 and optimized
in 2008. The clattering backdrop of electric daisy wheel typewriters has become an
acoustic museum’s rarity. This particular sound environment was revived here. For
Typedrum small level arms strike membranes of print foil mounted on round tires.
Material: 16 magnets, metal, foil
Weight: 40 kg
height 300cm [=9.8 ft] x length 380cm [=12.5 ft] x width 80cm [=2.6 ft]