Experiments in Freedom


Percy Grainger's last great adventure into experimental music saw him attempting to build extraordinary music machines that would revolutionise ideas about making and experiencing music. In a collaboration between kinetic/new media artist Michael Candy and experimental musician and composer Rosalind Hall, these pioneering instruments have been recreated so that audiences can play and hear Free Music for themselves in the exhibition Experiments in Freedom.

You can wind and rewind the gliding oscillations of the Kangaroo Pouch Machine, operate the Reed Box Tone Tool powered by air suction, and watch as light turns to sound in the Electric Eye Tone Tool!  

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.