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"The Secretary's Nightmare" is a musical sculpture, a sculpture that makes interesting sounds when struck. It evolved out of a mirror-like hollow steel ball I found washed up ...
When I first found the hollow steel ball, it was washed up on a beach. The ball was chrome plated, like a mirror and very light weight. It ...
All of the typewriter parts have different shapes, lengths, and weights. Because of that, they vibrate at different frequencies and produce different notes. Other factors such as diameter ...
A stethoscope amplifies sound when the membrane at the end of it picks up vibrations through contact with an object. The membrane is of relatively large diameter, compared ...
The plastic of the ping-pong ball is relatively hard, compared to a rubber ball. A soft striking material makes a softer sound than a hard one does. The ...
Since the bottom of The Secretary's Nightmare is a round ball, I made this cylindrical base to set it on. The base is just a section of PVC ...
To play the instrument, plug the stethoscope ear pieces in your ears and place the stethoscope in one hand, membrane up. Balance the hollow steel ball on the ...
What you put together depends on what you find to work with. You will probably not find the same ball and typewriter parts, but a different combination of ...
Click on the mp3 file image and you should be able to download a recording of "The Secretary's Nightmare".
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