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Musical Device Library Set To Launch In Spring

Musical Device Library Set To Launch In Spring

Tuesday 20th May, 2014 9:59AM

A unique lending library of homemade electronic musical devices is under development for launching this spring. Housed at the Audio Foundation in Auckland, the Musical Electronics Library (MEL) is being curated by local artist Kraus (aka Pat Kraus), who has spent many hours toiling over cables and knobs to construct DIY musical equipment such as white noise generators encased inside old VHS cases and light theremins created from spaghetti tins.

At this stage Kraus is training people who are building things to add to the collection, which will open it's doors to the public in a couple of months, from then MEL will be a lend out the devices in a fashion akin to a toy or tool library. Kraus says more volunteers are always welcome to the library to help build things, no prior electronics experience is necessary. MEL provides training, tools and materials and workshop space for free. Donation of parts and equipment is also welcome. Find out more on the MEL website.


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