The Black/White Lodge Navigator
A compact sonic navigational device created amidst a Black/White Lodge portal which opened up the night David Lynch was in Brisbane presenting his exhibition "Between Two Worlds". The portal was amplified by playing the Twin Peaks soundtrack on cassette for hours on repeat through the night. Housed in an antique pencil box, The Black/White Lodge Navigator becomes an amplified percussive/sound box when plugged into an amp, with an internal large piezo mic passing through a hybrid ring modulator circuit that is controlled by either light passing through a photo cell, or a manual dial controlling pitch ranging between fizzing crackly insect hum to breaking deep space waves. Various springs and metallic objects assist with the sonic timbres as well as the addition of a DIY musical movement which comes with paper strips and a hole punch that allows you to compose your own notations and play them through the mechanical movement. With the addition of a glowing quartz crystal skull which potentially influences modulation through the photo cell, magic die, fox bone, and quartz navigational pointers, this is guaranteed to steer you out of liminal confusion. Standard 1/4'' output jack and light and circuit each powered by a 9v battery with very low drain.