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sound installation controlled by burning cigars by ronald van der meijs
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mar 17, 2013
sound installation controlled by burning cigars by ronald van der meijs


‘play it one more time for me la ville fumée’ by ronald van der meijs
all images courtesy the artist

 

 

the sound-art installation by dutch artist ronald van der meijs – titled ‘play it one more time for me la ville fumée’ – is controlled and monitored
by the use of hand-made cigars. because each cigar has its own strength due to the natural and traditional way of making, it means they all have
their own fire rate – rendering the installation unpredictable as it responds to an unnatural rhythm caused by these fire rates. the unusual artwork
is composed of 4 tuners each control a recorder by means of pistons containing the hand-rolled cigars. there are 4 different recorders:
a bass flute, alto, tenor, and a soprano. the pistons with the cigars and the recorders are both controlled by 2 abstract lungs. this sound-art burning
cigar piece can be seen as a tribute to the former tobacco industry of eindhoven city and its thousands of workers and craftsmen –
a requiem for the former cigar production industry of eindhoven.

 

 


because each cigar has its own strength due to the natural and traditional way of making, it means they all have their own fire rate – rendering the installation unpredictable

 

 

 

 


the unusual artwork is composed of 4 tuners each control a recorder by means of pistons containing the hand-rolled cigars

 

 

 

 


the pistons with the cigars and the recorders are both controlled by 2 abstract lungs

 

 

 

 


this sound-art burning cigar piece can be seen as a tribute to the former tobacco industry of eindhoven city and its thousands of workers and craftsmen

 

 

 

 

 

 


a video demonstrating the ‘play it for me one more time’ installation

 

 

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