The Music Supermarket in Girgarre is now well stocked with tools and materials and ready for the first wave of making. The townsfolk are incredibly supportive. They have donated generously and are enthusiastic about the possibilities of this project. It is such a pleasure to be with this community and I look forward to getting started on the next phase .
The supermarket in Girgarre has been empty for quite a few years now. It's new owners, David and Susan Fulton have very generously renovated the space and made it available to the Girgarre Revival project. It will become the workshop where locals and visitors can make musical creations from junk, found and up-cycled materials.
My son Jackson rode with me from Melbourne to help me load in and set up. The pics above and the movie below are before anything happened...
PREPARING THE GARGARRO GALA
An article written for the local Girgarre Gazette (to be published after Easter and previewed here) describes the process of creating an orchestra of locals with DIY instruments, then writing a major work for them.
BACK IN GIRGARRE
Music Supermarket and
this Girgarre Blog now reactivated.
THE STRING CANS PROJECT is about splitting a guitar into six single-string tin-can instruments for use in community orchestras.
This blog documents it as it evolves. The blueprints will be published and available for free to anyone who would like to build one.
Change the music world,
one string at a time.
INTRO 20 Dec 2017
INSPIRATION 24 Dec 2017