Bichopalo’s Musical Machines

Ever since I first saw the work of Paul Klee and the kinetic fanciful frenzy of Yves Tanguey, I was hooked.

The thing is, machines, and by extent industry, are so damn purposeful. As if they were destined for some moral (machine) imperative, with Production being the object of worship. Never mind the waste.

So I fell in love with the absurdist, the Twittering Machine, the Gismo.

Musical machines, on the other hand, can be prized for their output and praised for their execution. Which brings me to Bichopalo. As far as I know, Bichopalo mainly exists on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Which is all right by me.

Here’s what he says about his latest work, THE PLANTYFLUTESIZER:

Still in progress, I can’t really tell how many hours, days and months I’ve spent working on this. The entire structure is a combination of different instruments but the main one is a sort of sequencer with 8 notes limit that can be combinated on different patterns. An electric impulse actives a motor with an arm connected that hits a sensor running a pre-recorded note.

There’s a lot to speak about this but on this particular post the real rockstars are my little partners: Pico and Verdi.
This two little fellas have been with me from a while, making me laught and giving me incredible presents every single day. It’s incredible how these little creatures can emit such an intense light. If you have pets you know what I mean. They are family, pure unconditional love, no matter what, specially these weird days of quarantine is needed more than ever.

I encourage you to dig into more of Bichopalo’s work, and check in with his website for some upcoming music releases, as doing so will bring a bit of fancy and delight into your life. Needed now more than ever.