The Social Lamellaphone is a musical instrument created by Australian artist Gary Warner made from discarded street sweeper bristles that is designed to be played by several people in tandem in a manner similar to an African thumb piano. The instrument is currently on display at the SNO Contemporary Art Projects gallery in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia.
‘The Social lamellaphone’ is accompanied by a series of small monochrome paintings lining the walls of the space, encircling the instrument and its players. Titled ‘colournotes’, they directly reference early modern and ongoing currents within abstract art exploring notions of ‘colour-music’, synaesthesia and cross-sensory evocation.
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