Tarek’s series Iterations on Drums, co-produced by Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris, is a set of “percussion tables” that conduct sound through solid materials rather than air. The example... Tarek’s series Iterations on Drums, co-produced by Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris, is a set of “percussion tables” that conduct sound through solid materials rather than air. The example shown here takes inspiration from the long, sustained reverberations of bells. Metal springs and screws are embedded in the table, allowing the player to feel vibrations through the wood. (MORE)
The physical volume of colourful marbles moving across the drum head embedded in this particular table allows deaf players to visually intuit the level of sound they are producing... The physical volume of colourful marbles moving across the drum head embedded in this particular table allows deaf players to visually intuit the level of sound they are producing. Tarek, who lives and works in Paris, studied electronic music at the National Conservatory in Reims. (MORE)
Tarek produced this sumptuous instrument, called Felt, with the Danish fabric brand Kvadrat. It’s a “touch sampler” comprised of 33 uniquely textured “keys” made from the company's... Tarek produced this sumptuous instrument, called Felt, with the Danish fabric brand Kvadrat. It’s a “touch sampler” comprised of 33 uniquely textured “keys” made from the company’s sound-absorbent range. The instrument can be connected to different computer software applications to create contrasting families of sound. (MORE)
Tarek’s instruments have been played at venues including Tate Modern in London and the New Museum in New York City. On the instrument seen here, channels of different... Tarek’s instruments have been played at venues including Tate Modern in London and the New Museum in New York City. On the instrument seen here, channels of different sizes function like the frets of a guitar, adjusting the pitch as the player drags a wooden “plectrum” over the surface of the table. For audiences, the sound is amplified via detachable microphones. (MORE)
For this three-stringed instrument, Tarek partnered with ICRAM, the centre for musical expression and scientific research at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Speakers embedded... For this three-stringed instrument, Tarek partnered with ICRAM, the centre for musical expression and scientific research at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Speakers embedded under the wooden body of the instrument resonate with the strings, creating a note of infinite length, the intensity of which can be felt via vibrations in the player’s hands. Tarek is wearing clothing by COS. (MORE)
Tarek’s series Iterations on Drums, co-produced by Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris, is a set of “percussion tables” that conduct sound through solid materials rather than air. The example... Tarek’s series Iterations on Drums, co-produced by Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris, is a set of “percussion tables” that conduct sound through solid materials rather than air. The example shown here takes inspiration from the long, sustained reverberations of bells. Metal springs and screws are embedded in the table, allowing the player to feel vibrations through the wood. (MORE)
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