DOPE: (monster turned instrument: "Van Orlax")

Incredible collaboration between ‘Monsterist’ Pete Fowler and artist David  Cranmer who creates incredible electronic instruments and mechanical sculptures… Introducing the Electronic Van Orlax.

This splendid creature was originally created by Pete Fowler, who lent me the vinyl sculpture with a view to turning it into an unusual musical instrument. Two musicfromouterspace.com “Weird Sound Generators” seemed an appropriate addition, allowing bleeps, filters and drones to be manipulated by a number of chest-mounted knobs and switches. The original Van Orlax antlers were replaced with machined aluminium ‘electrodes’, inspired by the shape of high voltage ceramic insulators. The new horns are connected to one of the WSG oscillators, allowing you to control the pitch by touching them.

See more images and listen to this beasts sound over on the Nervous Squirrel site.