Jonathan Nangle Trip the Light Fantastic programme notes
Jonathan Nangle Trip the Light Fantastic (2011) CMC commission
Trip the Light Fantastic is a solar activated, generative sound installation. Solar panels on each of the 'bells' gather light, which is then converted to energy and stored. Once a certain threshold has been reached the stored energy is released driving a motor that strikes the bell. The piece relies entirely on the natural ambient light to create an ever-shifting soundscape.