Night time photograph of Chris Weaver and Ed Baxter's 'Speed of Light' installation/performance
Sound artist Chris Weaver's practice provides yet another take on the notion of the composer-built instrument, with a great deal of his output focussing on ideas of communal production of music, from the production through to composition.
No Such Object was created (with Ed Baxter) for Speed of Light at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012. Comprising of 880 bespoke, purpose-built portable FM synthesisers, the installation took place on Arthur's Seat and was controlled by the constantly changing, subtle movements of the audience. The democratising nature of this form of music-making is very much in the spirit of Hugh Davies' work, and so despite having a very different approach, a satisfying parallel is able to be drawn.