and Found: the Mincer
Electronic Almanac, 15, Nov-Dec 2007
This paper discusses the author’s Mincer: an ‘evolved’
sound generating object of which the mechanical properties and physical
material of a meat mincer (grinder) are exploited. Through looking at
the Mincer in detail, the author suggests a number of characteristics
of the device that reflect current trends within the field of live electronics.
This includes working with and appropriating found objects, do-it-yourself
(DIY) electronics, bricolage, an emphasis on physical gesture, and sound
generating systems celebrating super-hybridity.