Ciat-Lonbarde Tocante - Phashi [ RED limited edition ]
Phashi is the "Sinewave Core" Tocante. RED
Tocante Redd uses the alternative scale
of the E12 series: 12, 18, 27, 39, 56, and 82. Enjoy the
relationship of red to green in a spectrum of major, minor and
neutral thirds. see foto 4
The Tocante line of musical instruments is "about" and "touching" the materials of electronics. Each touchpad represents a pitch according to industry "preferred numbers," chosen by old wartime engineers for non-musical purposes. Here they form a unique and haunting musical scale, not unlike that of a gamelan or the neutral intervals of Persian music. Beyond these base pitches, three golden sandrodes flank each touchpad; touching these androgynous nodes yields intermodulation, pitch and timbral shifts, and emergent chaotic masses. The instruments come in three flavors: thyris the triangle, bistab the square, and phashi the circle. The oscillators sound like a bowed string, a most powerful clarinet, and a howling serene whistle, respectively. Each responds to touch differently. Solar panels charge the onboard batteries, that power the oscillators and a speaker. They are the perfect self-contained instrument for nightly music at the campground.
- Dimensions: 28x8x2 centimeters.
- Range: 24 notes, four octaves.
- Power: 6x300mah NiMH cells.
- Diffusion: 0.5watt speaker.
- Output: 3.5mm mono audio jack.
- Cloudy Day: 2.1mm tip-positive 12vdc power jack (not included).