Bagatelle Concrete

Martin Pichlmair & Fares Kayali

10 May 2008


Bagatelle Concrete is a pinball machine turned musical instrument. It is played for making music rather than achieving a high score. Consequently, the score board was replaced with custom speakers. The more successfully the player interacts with the machine, the more intense the accompanying soundtrack gets. The piece maintains the roughness of the electromechanical original game, mixing physical sounds happening on the playing field with manipulations of their recordings. All you hear is origins in your style of play.