Paired with Viennese craftsmen, designers Postlerferguson have created a series of specialized field recording accessories.
Details: Made for musician Ken Hayakawa, PostlerFerguson’s attachments for his AKG C1000s microphone include a large brass cone that shields the microphone and allows it to be balanced on flat surfaces for ambient recordings, as well as a cable clip that attaches the heavy cable to bags, and can also act as a hook to hang the microphone.
Field Recording Tools will be on display during Vienna Design Week from September 26 to October 5, 2014 at A.E. KÃ¶chert in Vienna.
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“PostlerFerguson has collaborated with Viennese jewelers A.E. KÃ¶chert to create bespoke field recording tools for musician Ken Hayakawa. The project is part of the Passionswege program for the Vienna Design Festival 2014, which pairs international designers with Viennese craftsmen to collaborate on creating extraordinary designs.
PostlerFerguson’s project focuses on the potential of KÃ¶chert’s incredible metalworking skill and personal service to create functional tools that have the refined craftsmanship and personal statement of jewellery. The mix of functionality and style reflects the modern obsession of having our accessories, like phones and headphones, reflect our personality while also continuing the tradition of the Sisi Stars, a line of jewellery and accessories first created for the Empress Elisabeth in the 1800’s by KÃ¶chert.
For Ken Hayakawa, samples taken from field recordings are the basis for his compositions. PostlerFerguson’s attachments for his AKG C1000s microphone adapt it functionally to the challenges of field recording and celebrate the act of recording through their distinct visual style. A large brass cone shields the microphone, and also allows it to be balanced on flat surfaces for ambient recordings. The cable clip attaches the heavy cable to bags, and also can act as a hook to hang the microphone.
The installation is accompanied by a soundtrack by Ken Hayakawa, mixed from recordings of the craftsmen making the pieces.”