Sun to power a concert

BANGALORE: The city will witness an innovative concert on Saturday as the French Guitar and Drum Duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville will perform a one of its kind sound system powered

Published: 10th March 2012 07:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: The city will witness an innovative concert on Saturday as the French Guitar and Drum Duo of Eric Boros and Marylise Frecheville will perform a one of its kind sound system powered entirely by solar energy.

The brainchild of Cedric Carles, the 3S sound system operates on solar power, which is harnessed and stored in a batteries at the bottom of the set.

Once charged fully in a space of four hours, the system can play  loud music for seven hours. Weighing in at approximately 80 kilos, the 3S system is composed of four parts, the batteries, the inverter, speakers and the sound console. Carles has managed to give an Indian look to the system in Bangalore by using hand crafted trunks to store the batteries.

“It was an exciting and different experience. We spent interesting times shopping for connectors on SP Road. The boxes especially were hand crafted,” said Cedric.

Explaining how the idea came about, Eric Boros, Vocals and Guitars for Vialka said, “It is a cross collaboration between culture and engineering. We are thinking of other uses for  the system like presentations and even integration of a projector to play movies.”

He added that the system would be kept at the venue after the concert and would be made available to anyone who was interested

in using it.

It is the ninth such system designed in the world and Cedric has upcoming projects in line for similar systems in Japan. It can easily be scaled up and its power and output can be increased Cedric informed adding that he however preferred to keep it simple.

Vialka will be performing at Jaaga near Shantinagar Bus Stand at 7 pm on Saturday and will also be giving a talk on the system at 2 pm on Sunday.

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