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LEONTOPHONE

Wood, Reflective Aluminum, Induction Speakers - - Edition of 7 - New York, 2012

 

Born from the encounter of op art and glam rock, The Leontophone is a 32-foot long musical sculpture composed of 178 mirrored aluminum keys reflecting distorted images of reality.

Named after a Medieval mythological poisonous snake, the Leontophone intends to poetically hypnotize its audience through its three-dimensional geometric tessellation and psychedelic sonic landscape.

One could get lost in the repetition of simple shapes, in the deformed reflections of the angled keys, or in the loops of acoustic music subtly altered by both electronic pedals and digital effects.