Monoid mk II

We’re used to certain types of musical technology looking and acting a certain way. Robert Pravda’s Monoid mk II considers the stereo speaker – usually a circular arrangement that vibrates with the sound passing through it – and reimagines this means of transmission as something like a square gyroscope whose concentric metal structures spin as it turns around three 360° axes. Fittingly, Pravda has chosen to play a recording by experimental poet Brion Gysin – inventor of the cut-up method beloved of William Burroughs and David Bowie – that is broadcast by and fed back through through his own piece of deconstructed, reimagined technology.