Went on BoingBoing today to fetch my daily dose of wackiness and found this:
This is part of an art work called “Isolation” by encaustic painter Robin Rose of Electro-Harmonix pedals. I just put in the word “encaustic” to seem like I know stuff, but I obviously looked it up. Encaustic painting deals with hot-wax manipulation techniques, and this “Isolation” piece is made out of real gear – of real electro-harmonix pedals interconnected to one another. Loved this quote on the www.gearwire.com tech blog:
The pedals are arranged so that there’s no in point or out point. Bummer. I guess we’ll never know what a twenty-five (or so) gain stage into a duodecuple-tap delay sounds like, though I’m guess the answer is “annoying” (though we would have also accepted “Brian Eno.”)
I then googled “Robin Rose / art work” and found this:
This piece called “Ascendant” is composed of a Marshall 800 Lead Amp Head, a 1960 Slant speaker cabinet, a gold guitar cable and a 1965 Fender Stratocaster with reverse tremolo.
Both “Isolation” and “Ascendant” put together amount to this:
Yeah, I too think they are beautiful.
One last piece of media just to complete this ode to the monsters of audio engineering that are Electro-Harmonix: a BoingBoing video of their factory and its personnel in Long Island, New York: