A late addition and surprise hit of FON’s lineup for Saturday was the Tone Float. Here’s what their website has to say:
Originally commissioned by Walk the Plank for the inaugural and very first Manchester Art Car Parade, the ‘People’s Prize’ winner Tonefloat continues to entertain and delight with its sublime fusion of form and function, revelling in the grand tradition of the English Eccentrics.
What does it do ?
As you can see in the photo, tonefloat is a bit of a mutant mobile milkbottle xylophone. Each bottle has a small electrical hammer behind it, which is ‘played’ by a midi keyboard or drum machine, and a few strings of wire ‘n chips.
It makes music !
Milkbottles have a pretty harsh tone when empty, but when filled with ‘milk’ to different levels a semblance of tonal scale emerges, and the fun begins…
It’s interactive !
You can play too…. Very popular with children, our d.i.y and ‘hands-on’ approach makes tonefloat more than a spectacle, taking the curious and the enthusiast to a whole new level.
Find out more at: www.backtothetrees.org/tonefloat/