Music Gear News
Making music instruments from clay flowerpots
A creative musician is leading the charge on making music instruments from a variety of everyday objects she comes across.
Terry Dame not only fashions music instruments out of objects like clay flowerpots, garbage cans, kitchenware and even circular saw blades, but creates genuine, properly tuned instruments that create fantastic sounds.
Ms Dame, who fronts the music collective Electric Junkyard Gamelan, told Reuters that she was a "fabricator" who liked to make things with her hands.
She said: "That stringed instrument...that's wood from an old futon frame I found on the street.
"The hanging base instrument -- that's an old folding table base. A lot of the hardware I got from tag sales and stuff like that."
She added that she doesn't care what the objects looks like, so long as she can hear a beautiful sound in it, she can fashion some sort of instrument.
What this produces is a radical new sound that dumbfounds audience members who come to see the band play.
It's often a fusion of styles from jazz to funk to pop to even hip hop.
Some of the instruments include the Rubarp and Big Barp (electric rubber band harps), the Sitello (an electric cello and sitar combination), the Terraphone (copper pipe horn) and the Clayrimba (a three octave tuned clay pot marimba).
Save Money Now And Buy Online Today
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 10:00 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
With 17 touch sensitive, motorized faders and 17 recallable XMAS preamps, the StudioLive 16 brings the user complete recording versatility when operating in the field.
Building on the foundations of its predecessor the Prophet 08, the REV2 features a whole array of interesting and innovative additions to its format.
In a variety of different finishes and sizes Mapex's new Saturn V Tours express classic Mapex tone with a new ergonomic design
A compact and lightweight Electric Acoustic Bass Guitar ideal for those who value playability and ultimate accessibility to their instrument
Elektron's Digitakt Drum Machine is the answer to all your of your percussive desires
Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality
Recent Music News
Sabian's NAMM releases have been specifically designed to spice up your drum kits overall sound and give you a definitive and varied spectrum of tone
With various different entries, Ibanez unleash a spectacular array of signature models to their NAMM 2017 line up
With extensive research conducted into how to make a kit that truly caters to the player and their specific needs, Pearl hit a home run with these one of a kind custom kits
A revamp of one of Ludwig's most popular snares, the Ludwig Black Beauty 14x8 projects classic tone and looks as good as the original
Mackie's Big Knob Studio Interface continues the legacy of its predecessors, championing various new features and exciting tech to reiterate its triumphant return.
Line 6's first ever artist designed guitar, the Shuriken personifies the aggressive and technical playing styles of metal enthusiasts around the world.