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MILLOPHONIA
since 2012

MILLOPHONIA is a site specific sound installation in Harp Art Lab windmill by Mikael Ericsson. The sails, of the windmill, are running two enormous bellows that are supplying a modified pipe organ with air. The sound is controlled by a pneumatic mechanism that operates the pipe organ action via piano-rolls that are preprogrammed by the artist. This procedure is 100% handmade by cutting, punching and stitching it all together to feed Millophonia with fresh sound art.

How it works:
The machinery is connected to a self playing pipe organ that produces sounds from the energy generated by the wind. The energy is then transferred into a series of bellows that are blowing air into hundreds of organ pipes. The sound is controlled by a pneumatic mechanism that operates the pipe organ action via pre-programmed piano rolls of perforated papers. The first self playing piano was invented around 1895, the same year as Harplinge Windmill was built.

The windmill is one of the largest "smock mills" in Northern Europe, and serves as an important landmark for the small village of Harplinge on the Swedish West coast.

The project is conducted by Harp Art Lab - a laboratory for contemporary art located in Harplinge windmill on the Swedish westcoast.

VIDEOS 2011-2014
PHOTOS 2012
PHOTOS 2013
KASSEL vs. HARPLINGE



Mikael Ericsson has received financial support from Stiftelsen Framtidens Kultur, Kulturbryggan and Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden to develop the sound installation Millophonia.



CONSERT FOR KVARNOFON
Sat 17 june at 1 p.m.
Sat 15 july at 1 p.m.


Mikael Ericsson performs new works for Kvarnofon by Ericsson, Wagner and Liszt
HARP ART LAB, Harplinge windmill
Free Entrance.




Stück für Kvarnofon und Chor - Mikael Ericsson meets Amici del Canto from Wuppertal, Germany
2014



 

MILLOPHONIA - a permanent sound installation for Harp Art Lab, Harplinge Windmill, Sweden
2014




TJ Stef & Millophonia Mike - Live from Harp Art Lab
2014




MILLOPHONIA meets Amici del Canto from Wuppertal, Germany
2014





Kvarnofonen - excerpts from "Kust och Hav" TV 4, Sweden
2013





Millophonia - Site Specific Sound Art for Harplinge Windmill

2013





The Fine-Tuning of The Windmill at Harp Art Lab, Sweden
2012




Spinning the wings at Harp Art Lab, Harplinge windmill, Sweden
2012





Mikael Ericsson presenting the plans for Millophonia

2011

 




Harp Art Lab | Harplinge Windmill | Sweden