Created by Martin Messier, “Sewing Machine Orchestra” uses sounds produced entirely by 8 sewing machines. In addition to the simple acoustics of the machines, the sewing machines are also hooked to a computer processor. Through creative integration, the sewing machines mechanisms can be fed back into the system to affect things such as volume (i.e. the sewing machine wheel, for example, can affect the amplitude or a portion of the machines).
Made possible through the support the Canada Council of the Arts. Martin Messier produced the audio and light, while Samuel St-Aubin produced the electronics.