On three sultry nights in July, the sepulchral vault of Peckham's underground venue The Sassoon Gallery will reverberate to the eerily melancholic strains of the infamous Gas Organ.
The Brain-child of founding collaborators Lou Smith and Rufus Burdett, the Gas Organ is a fabulous musical instrument, able to play itself, or be controlled or played remotely.
Constructed from freely available plumbing, electrical and laboratory components, the Gas Organ is a fusion of Art, Science and Engineering, beautiful in its clinical appearance and mesmerising in its auditory effect. Witnesses of the event have their credulity challenged as they view the ephemeral chaotic turbulence of a flame producing such incredible range and depth of sound; how can a science lab experiment evoke such an emotional response as this? I am watching this, but I don't believe it.
Over the three evenings, the Gas Organ will Perform a number of recitals" which will be location and time specific, unique and un-repeatable. Musicians, Piano Tuners, Painters and Poets, as well as Audience members will be invited to interact with the Organ, Improvising with or creating