- Concerto For Pneumaphones And Organ (22:40)
Organ: Johan Huys
Pneumaphones: Guy De Bièvre, Moniek Darge, Tom Flamant, Inge Kerkhove, Wim Belaen, Rik Deschynck, Hans Vuylsteke
- Pneumaphone Performance (24:40)
Pneumaphones: Kattie Couck, Moniek Darge, Tom Flamant, Godfried-Willem Raes
Total time 47:20
LP released by Igloo Records, IGLOO 050, Ghent, Belgium, 1987
Part pneumatic sound sculptures, part large wind orchestra, the Pneumafoon Project (Flemisch for Pneumaphones) was created by Logos, the duo of Belgian Godfried-Willem Raes and Moniek Darge in 1983. It is a collection of up to 24 inflatable cushions in bright colors (yellow, red, orange, green) connected to various sound mechanisms: latex membranes, horn resonators, single or double reeds, flutes, mirlitons, sirens, etc. The main sonic caracteristic of the Pneumaphones is variable pitch, obtained through variable air pressure and specific altering pitch devices (water in plastic tubes or ping-pong ball on spring for instance). The whole project was premiered in 1983 in Essen, and then toured Europe (Brüssels, Eindhoven, Bonn, Stuttgart, Ferrare) and Canada (Toronto’s Music Gallery, 1984). It was reactivated in recent years during several live performances and installations (including Lille, France in 2008 and Manchester, UK in 2009 – see here).