Basically writing to shout out Myriam Bleau and her excellent piece Soft Revolvers, which involves four giant, bespoke rotating tops, with LEDs built in. As she sets them spinning, they trigger or play samples or get rotated like vinyl on a turntable. She’s a student at the Universite de Montreal – I don’t know what goes in the water on that side of town, but their work is always magic.
(I am Going West for a month as of this Friday! If you need me, I’ll be in Nelson / Vancouver / Victoria)