DISCORDION is an interactive sonic sculpture which makes use of both human interaction, relationships and the moving central corridors of a Helsinki city tram.
Corresponding to the bellows like junction of the tram, making use of its movement as the tram navigates the city, a piano accordion will be suspended. As the tram moves the bellows of the accordion expand and contract, when passengers interact by pressing buttons and keys the accordion will play its traditional sound but limited to the movements of the tram. In this way the art work is collaboration between passengers and the driver.
This work is created by Steve Maher and will run on the third loop of the Pixelache festival tram. You can jump on at any stop, but the performance will begin when the tram leaves from the (not in regular use) tram tracks at Paavalinkirkko at 16:00 on Friday.