For NIME I am putting together an instrument that takes the buzz that is produced from lightbulbs and enhancing them to create music. I will be experimenting with photocells and piezo discs to amplify the sound from the bulbs and will be playing with fluorescent and neon tubes.

Basic design/mockup:

Test with piezo discs:

Test with photocell theremin:

Neon test with photocells:

Project Schedule:

Project Inspiration:
Dan Flavin Dia Beacon Installation
Atsuhiro Ito and his Optron
AC Light Sequencer

Project Resources:
Pocket Theremin
http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2008-04/build-pocket-theremin-cheap
www.iballast.com
www.lettherebeneon.com