AVL Project: The Irvine / Music Instrument Commission / Andy Cavatorta Studio
Andy Cavatorta Studio / AVL Project: The Irvine / Music Instrument Commission
The Irvine Mark 7 is a new musical instrument by Andy Cavatorta, commissioned by the AVL Cultural Foundation. It debuted in Graz, Austria, at a performance in October 2017. At the core of the instrument are six gallium phosphate crystals — quartz-like structures which do not occur in nature. When playing the instrument, the crystals are made to resonate at different ultrasonic frequencies, and their interference patterns create audible tones. Think a GaPO4 synth version of an Ondes Martenot.
Role in project: Design & CAD Technical Drawings of earlier prototypes, CNC Files, Prototyping Mechanical and Electronic Components, Woodwork, Assembly.
Design / CAD Drawings
Fabrication Process / User Testing
Early Prototype / Scaled Model Prototype
Lighting Prototypes / EL Strips & LED