CONTEMPORARY FREE MUSIC MACHINE RECONSTRUCTIONS
Three Free Music machines based on Grainger's experiments were created in 2016 for the Experiments in Freedom exhibition held at the Grainger Museum. Conceived by musician and composer Rosalind Hall and designed and constructed by new media artist Michael Candy, these recreated Free Music machines are the result of extensive research into the documentation and remaining fragments of Cross and Grainger’s original Free Music experiments in the Grainger Museum archives. The Free Music machine recreations were acquired by the Grainger Museum. They continue to be on display, or on loan to other events such as MOFO 2018.
When on display, these instruments can be played by visitors to the Grainger Museum, providing a unique opportunity to experience Grainger's innovations in sound at first hand.