electric concert

electric concert

Donato Piccolo


This sculpture always investigates the concept of movement, but in this case, movement is transformed into energy, electricity, noise and then sound.

The work consists of an electronic device connected to a tesla coil that emits small electrical discharges. These electrical discharges are frequency modulated and generate a sound patterned like music. The strange thing is that there is no microphone, speaker or amplifier to create the sound. Sound is created by the same energetic tension, electricity at very high voltages.

Nearby there is a neon that turns on and off in relation to the magnetic field that is created near the Tesla coil. In this case, electricity creates a sound that spreads through the air like electricity through a poetic vision of reality.