Caged Pulse Jets is an interactive, kinetic sound sculpture. The caged birds are five spinning pulse jet engines of various sizes that create a range of percussive and droning tones. Through a completely interactive interface, the public can create sound compositions ranging from the symphonic to the cacophonous while they are held captive by the fiery jets spinning by their own thrust.

July 29, 2010

Commutators & Wiring & Forging!

We are in the final assembly stages with the components that are the most complicated. The commutators do deserve a standing ovation, as they are super fabulously built and designed by Christian Ristow- they are single port gas and single conductor electric and spin beautifully on two bearings. We are building the arms that hold the jets out into the cage and it's getting crowded within the cage. Meanwhile, Steve Storz has been applying his mad scientist wiring to the project and the console is almost all wired and ready to interface with the jets as well as the public. The console looks very inviting and gadgety! On the team recently is blacksmith Jim Stoner, who has been cranking out some amazing forged work, for embellishing the cage, which will get added in the next few days. I have a fantastic crew going here and am confident that we can start testing very very soon!


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