Kanta Horio’s recent installation at the Spark Festival consisted of a room with a dozen or more sound making mechanisms suspended by wires. One of the mechanisms was a metal teapot with a magnet traversing its circumference. When I asked Kanta how this was achieved, he graciously removed the lid from the teapot and showed me an internal motor rotating another magnet just inside the inner surface. With some good luck and a bit of patience I was able to get a few minutes alone in the room and capture some of the fascinating sounds that his piece was producing. Please note that no loud speakers were used in Kanta’s piece. This recording is a snapshot of the acoustic sound produced by the mechanisms involved.
Kanta Horio Sounds