Macumbista SoundBoxes

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SoundBoxes are small, portable and battery-powered electro-acoustic instruments. They can create a variety of drone and reverb-type sounds through feedback between a small speaker and a resonant piezo-electric microphone, as seen in this video. Or they can bring out the hidden sounds within found objects as seen in this video.

These SoundBoxes are unique, handmade works of sonic art, made from German cigar boxes dating from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, and feature either 92mm black paper speakers (Type A) or 77mm transparent plastic speakers with a backlight and lovely Japanese paper lining the inside of the box (Type B). They also include a resonant-spring contact mic, a line-out for recording and “circuit-bending” body contacts. They can also simply be used as cigar-box amplifiers for whatever other electronic instruments you might have.

The Type A SoundBoxes (92mm black speaker) can be purchased for EUR 83 (incl. 19% EU VAT) / EUR 70 (non-EU) plus postage costs.

The Type B SoundBoxes (77mm backlit transparent speaker + Japanese paper lining) can be purchased for EUR 95 (incl. 19% EU VAT) / EUR 80 (non-EU) plus postage costs.

All my instruments are made-to-order, with approx 1-2 month waiting time, and require a 50% deposit to being work. Please contact me using the CONTACT page here, or through MACUMBISTA at-the-domain GMAIL dot COM. Thank you for your kind attention.

These 9 Winter Solstice 2015 SoundBoxes are currently available as of 22DEC15. All other instruments shown below them have been SOLD.

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Waves #1 = SOLD!!!

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Paper #1 = SOLD!

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Paper #2 = SOLD!

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Paper #4 = SOLD!

ALL SOUNDBOXES BELOW THIS LINE HAVE BEEN SOLD

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JAPANESE CHIYOGAMI PAPER OPTIONS

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