When Swiss drummer and sound artist Simon Berz rode his bike across a field of stone in the French Alps, he was immediately taken by the sounds the stones produced. He took some of them home to create a lithophon, which he then amplified and manipulated with electronic effects. As he scratches and strokes them or uses different sticks and materials to hit them percussively, he creates a dense and unique performance.
Alphorn: Roland Dahinden
Sounddesigne: Andrew Phillips
Lithophon / EFX: Simon Berz
LITHOPHON installation 2009
rocks from the french alps, infusion bags
For installation purposes, he lets water drop from infusion bags in various speeds, creating a complex and meditative sound piece.
RADIOSHOW about Lithophone