Laser Music!

One evening in late July 2021 Frazer Merrick – sound artist, composer and inventor (alongside Simon Keep) of the Photon Smasher – came over to TR-33N HQ at Asylum for a visit. Frazer’s invention is a handmade microphone that turns light into sound. He’d given myself and Dave a couple of devices to play with during the Atari Punk Girls workshops, but we decided to take it a bit further and see how the Photon Smasher would react to light emitted from soundwaves containing pitch information from our laser. Here are the surprisingly musical results!