Restricted Instruments


The idea of this project is to create a sense of 'magic' within a time-based composition, simultaneously forcing us to consider the nature of natural and unnatural sound and their relative strong and weak points

The Project

Make a restricted instrument from a single sound source. Devise performances on the instrument to show as much variation and virtuosity as possible.


The instrument should reflect the acoustic properties of its sources in all its aspects. The challenge in this project is to make musical interest from very limited materials, so no additional processing or effects may be added. Working with a highly restricted palette like this can be a very effective way of developing the craft of digital sound manipulation.