Orchestrina - 1989

This performance was performed in Saskatoon, Ottawa, and Norwich UK. Performance involves up to thirteen participant/performers and a conductor. Each of the participants operates a musical instrument constructed from a portable record player mounted on handlebars with a frame of metal tubing and attached wheel and pulley. As each performer wheels their instrument around the space the pulley is engaged and drives the record mechanism and emits sounds from the record-player. The speed of the record is determined by the pace of the performer. Approximately forty minutes or longer in length. The videos shown here are shorter versions of the original documentations shot in Ottawa in 1992 (left) and in Toronto in 1993. (right)