Late sixties: Crackle
Recently this photograph was discovered in an old promotional
publication of the Free Academy of The Hague. It is probably the only surviving
image in which the Theremin that Waisvisz' father built can be seen (placed
on the black box above the center of the photograph).
Also Waisvisz' ideas about 'Touch' and human/technology
chains are already clearly visible in this historic picture. It shows some of
Waisvisz' students (from left to right): Maggy Weld (painter), the late composer/musician
Tony van Campen and composer/improviser Luc Houtkamp all connected through flesh
and wires. Besides the Theremin one can see the first prototypes of Crackle
boxes/synthesizers built in collaboration with the lateGeert Hamelberg. Luc
Houtkamps knee is pressing a foil condensor that controls one of the Crackle
We hope that the content of this image makes up for
its mediocre quality.