This post explores the brain storming process I went through to develop my first noise maker concept:
Initially I thought I would build one frame out of timber and have chains hanging down from it,
I would make it so that the frame could be balanced across my knees as I 'play it'.
To activate this noise maker I would pull up one side of the frame or to the side so that whatever
object I had attached to the chain would move along creating sound as it connected with the
uneven surface of the chain.
I decided to develop this idea further and create a noise maker that could stand alone,
this way I think I will be able to find more experimental ways to play it as its not relying on me
sitting down to be activated. With this plan I would create six rectangles and then stick them to gather to make a solid cube shape frame.
From this I would then hang the chains as previously stated. I wanted
the shape of the frame to be long so a variety of chains could be strung across it so I can create a range of sounds.
While further refining this plan I decided that it was unnecessary for the frame to be an actual cube,
I will get the level of stability I need using half the materials. I have considered covering up the sides
of the box to amplify the sound but in terms of a performance I want the audience to be able to see
how I am activating the noise maker also I Imagine that the chains will swing around a
lot when activated - I don't want to limit the sounds it can create by constricting its space.