Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival
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Wednesday
Aug232017

JENNY RIDGWAY - THE BLUES MACHINE AND PITCH PIPE PUMP

Ridgeway’s two kinetic sculptures are operated by a participatory audience. The Blues Machine comprises of an automated glockenspiel, which plays a pre-progammed twelve bar blues backing track and further notes can be added by the audience member. Pitch Pipe Pump is a hand cranked pneumatic pump that pushes air through two sets of pitch pipes. Both sculptures were inspired by the University of Bath’s Powertrain and Vehicle Research centre, whose awe-inspiring labs, Ridgeway tells us, contain all manner of fabulous contraptions.

Researcher at Powertrain Vehicle Research: Professor Chris Brace