BB pal Chris Carter of seminal industrial music group Throbbing Gristle, Chris & Cosey, and Carter Tutti is a music machine hacker of the first order. He just made this lovely Tutti Box, the first in a series of "scratch-built, self contained, experimental sound generators," for his wife, the lovely and talented Cosey Fanni Tutti to play on the upcoming Throbbing Gristle tour. What you can't see in the image above is the magick he worked into the top of this stately box. From Chris's CCCL blog:
The lid of the Tutti Box includes a small but powerful 'performer facing' amp & speaker and an 'audience facing' 6" plasma display. The display uses a mixture of Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon and Nitrogen to produce blue lightning strands triggered by the sounds generated. Tutti Box
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