Interactive Music Installations: Curious Cellos and Invisible Trumpets

Jonathan Nangle
Interactive Music Installations

Discover three fun and quirky electronic sound installations by composer Jonathan Nangle.

Curious Cello

Discover an unusual cello you can play without having taken any lessons! Jonathan has taken the body of an old, broken cello and brought it back to life – but it’s not quite the same as a normal cello anymore!


Have you ever wondered what it is like to be one of the musicians onstage, right in the mix of things, listening and reacting to the players around you? Quintet is a high energy sound installation that allows you to do just that!

Sound Weaver

Discover a magical quilt that is in fact a musical instrument! Hidden in the stitching and embroidery of the beautiful fabric are special threads and sensors. When you touch them, it will trigger music played by a cello.

Free, drop-in activity. No pre-booking required.


Concept, Programming and Sound Design for all installations
Jonathan Nangle

The Curious Cello
Visual Design and Painting – Callum Knight Cello Recordings performed by Yseult Cooper-Stockdale Cello kindly donated by St. Finian’s National School, Finglas. Commissioned by The Ark in association with Spike Alternative Cello Festival 2019

features a recorded performance by musicians from the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Sound Weaver
Design and Craft by Tomomi McElwee Cello recordings performed by Gabriele Dikciute Commissioned by The Ark in association with Spike Cello Festival 2020