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Quoted directly from the books website:

"This will take a little bit of explaining. I built this prototype of the Spoonbox out of wood, plexiglass, zinc plates, measuring spoons, and closeout radioshack parts. It hooks up to a CD player and small amplifier which cause the spoons to dance. There are small speakers behind the spoons that move in response to the sounds on the CD which I carefully composed using low frequency sine waves and kitchen sounds. The speakers, in turn, blow small puffs of air into the spoons which cause them to bounce/vibrate in rhythmic patterns. It really must be seen to be understood, but this video might give you some sense of what it does. Anyway, I've recieved so many requests for these Spoonboxes that I've decided to make multiples. As soon as I get back from the tour I'm going to make about fifty of them. I'll give five away to other artists, like Dave Lachman, Keith Whitman and Scott Herren (although he doesn't know it yet) so that they can make their own Spoonbox tracks, and I'll make a few more myself. Then I'll put all of the tracks together on a Spoonbox compilation so that it will provide a nice evening of entertainment for you and your friends when you hang it in your kitchen. They will be available as a limited-edition handmade sound sculpture/remix project. Truly a special item. Don't miss your chance to own one! If you'd like to reserve one in advance, e-mail me here: zammuto@thebooksmusic.com" -Nick Zammuto
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