Felix’s Machines

Felix's Machines

Festival Location: St Nicholas’ Kirk.  SNK 3 on your festival map.



An amazing automated percussion instrument installation, which will play an entirely new work based on traditional Aberdonian folk songs composed for the festival

Felix’s Machines was initially conceived by artist Felix Thorne in an experiment aiming to facilitate live music by transforming sound into a three-dimensional visual show. As an ongoing project, the music-performing machines built by Felix do not intend to match human potential. Instead they exist to test the advantages of mechanical instruments alone. Felix has composed a brand new piece of music for his machine to play which will premiere at Spectra.



Felix ThornFelix Thorn builds machines for art installations, live performance, commercials, theatre accompaniment, and shop window displays. Felix specializes in de-constructing real-life objects and creating new experiences with movement, music and light.

Felix’s Machines have performed at venues all over Europe, ranging from Tate Modern and Centre Pompidou Metz to a turbine bunker at Faster Than Sound festival.