Aphex style Barrel Organ

Written by Durk Kooistra on Tuesday the 07th of April, 2009
Felix Thorn makes wonderful machines that are reminiscent of Barrel Organs, with Aphex Twin midi files. After graduating with First Class Honours, Felix's Machines caught the attention of the London Sinfionetta which led to his first installation in Autumn 2007 at the British Library.
Felix was primarily concerned with finding ways in which two different media types could be united. Whilst a focus upon the theme of synaesthesia dominated the theoretical side of his work, he continued to exercise the more traditional types of art such as life drawing. The visual side was seemingly interrupted when he chose to study Sound Art at The London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, however this did not stop the artist from finding ways to incorporate drawing and sculpture into his sound projects. In order to achieve the effect he desired, Felix began to teach himself electronics.

All this resulted in these wonderful machines that are somewhat reminiscent of the Aphex Twin video "Avril 14th".

Felix's Machines from Felix Thorn on Vimeo.

Aphex Twin - Avril 14th


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