# 202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring) #prepared-guitar-research #prepared-guitar #prepared-guitar-implement #Prepared-guitar-technique ![[A2E83149-9000-44A8-80DE-0E535BC118FB_1_105_c 1.jpeg|400]] ## Type - Origin: #Found-object #Artifact - Type: #Exciter #Modulator #Magnet ## Material properties - Materials: - Steel - Dimensions: - Height: 70 mm - approx. 2000 mm - Inner diameter: 60 mm - Outer diameter: 65 mm - Weight: - 199 grams ## Development - Bought on [[2023-04-18]] - https://www.amazon.nl/gp/product/B07FN8GHG4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ## Assemblages - [[202304252120 Assemblage B.E3L.15.20]] - [[202304252118 Assemblage B.E3LR.15.20]] - [[202311071809 Assemblage B.20]] ## Open questions - How does that characteristic spring sound, with its fluctuating pitch and timbre, get produced? - Are there other objects that can be played from below the guitar? ## Workshop notes - [[2023-02-25]] [[202304252120 Assemblage B.E3L.15.20]] | Place [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] over the strings of the [[202204092206 B (12-string object guitar)]] so the spring touches all the strings. Make sure the gaps between the spring are big enough so that the strings have room to resonate. Use [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] to excite [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] to in turn excite the strings. - [[2023-04-25]] [[202304252118 Assemblage B.E3LR.15.20]] | Place [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] over the strings of the [[202204092206 B (12-string object guitar)]]. Make sure the gaps between the spring are big enough so that the strings have room to resonate. Place [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] inside [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] and turn it on. Let [[202205211755 Object 15 (Milk frother)]] loose so that it vibrates chaotically on its own. - [[2023-09-28]]: [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] affords a different spatial interaction with the guitar. The guitar with [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] can be played from further away but also from any angle. There are more objects that can be played from further away ([[202309282128 Object 119 (Twine)]], [[202301052143 Object 16 (Guitar String)]], [[202307051518 Object 92 (Metal Wire)]]) but they all have a maximum distance and type of interaction. - [[2023-09-28]] [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] can be played from below the guitar. [[202311071809 Assemblage B.20]] - Creating distance between the player and the guitar also means forsaking control over the instrument. We can see this in the shift from playing with the guitar against the body to laying the guitar down on the tabletop. Still, more considerable distances lead to an even further relinquishing of control. It is now not possible anymore to make adjustments. Once the marble leaves the player’s hand, what will happen is out of their reach. ## Research recordings - [[202304252105 Recording B.15.20]] - [[202304252112 Recording B.E3.L+R.15.20.]] ## History - In [[202306251948 Hopkin & Landman 2014 Nice Noise]] [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] is woven through the strings of the guitar to get a reverb texture. - [[202109251204 Keith Rowe]]\ rolled marbles and wooden balls from a considerable distance from the guitar, opening up the whole space to playing the guitar and eliciting a different interaction with the instrument where there is even less control. - > "I would put the guitar on the other end of the stage, roll wooden balls or marbles towards it, and they would hit and, obviously being highly amplified, it was uncontrollable as to how the scream would die down." (Olewnick 2018, 119) - [[202312112020 David Fenech]] uses [[202304191608 Object 20 (Slinky Spring)]] while holding the electric guitar with a strap. ([[David Fenech.jpeg]]) ## Recordings - https://nicenoise.bandcamp.com/track/slinky-spring-by-yuri-landman-and-arnold-van-de-velde ## Potential & Ideas - Send the guitar signal through a tactile transducer through the spring to get a kind of spring reverb. ## Related Objects - Springs - [[202209081713 D (Playable Spring Reverb Tank)]] - [[202208151516 Object 76 (Spring bolt mallet)]] - Objects that allow the performer to be at a distance from the guitar. - [[202309282128 Object 119 (Twine)]] - [[202301052143 Object 16 (Guitar String)]] - [[202302211017 Object 46 (Bass Guitar String)]] - [[202307051518 Object 92 (Metal Wire)]]