Trap Set

A tower made of broken cymbals and rolls of parcel tape. Originally made for playing as an instrument and to make recordings, it was later exhibited as a sculpture. The tower is difficult to balance and prone to falling over unexpectedly – as such the exhibition version has a wooden rod inside to keep it upright.

The title comes from an early name for a drum kit – “trap” apparently a shortening of “contraption” – and also refers to the precariousness of the structure and the alarming noise it makes when it falls over.

First made at Somerset House Studios in summer 2016, later built for studio recordings at Galerie Paradise in Nantes in spring 2017, as part of a residency there.

Schèma, Galerie Paradise, Nantes, France, 2017