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Akaphon


Gottwald, Hellmut, Vienna 1963
Lender: Vienna Museum of Technology
Akaphon
136 x 65 x 142 cm, ca. 150 kg
Wood, keyboard, 13 oscillators with modulators, transistor technology (germanium transistors), tube amplifiers, opto-couplers



Video: Akaphon and Peter Mechtler

The 13 keys of the keyboard activate the 13 oscillators. The frequencies of the individual oscillators can be selected freely by means of potentiometers. Each oscillator has its own low-frequency oscillator and variable filter functions for structuring the sound. The system is designed to be easily adaptable to individual needs.

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