It's so good to be back in Girgarre.
We are off to a flying start, with rehearsals already underway for the JUNKESTRA - see info about it here. The Music Supermarket is also re-activated. All of the tools and materials collected last year are back and ready to go. It will be open Wed to Sun for the next ten weeks, with times advertised on the door and here at the website.
Last year Pam and Ken Rogers offered some instruments but I was unable to collect them - so it was the first thing I did on arrival. Thank you Pam and Ken for the donation. We have collected enough to get on with but donations of interesting objects that might make a good JUNKSTREMENT are still welcome.
The STRING CANS project is about to re-commence out of the Music Supermarket workshop and I will be joined by local makers Wallace Williams and Pete Gibson. Already Wallace and I are working on adding frets to a cello and reducing it to one string. Residents are encouraged to call in at any time and possibly make an instrument for themselves. The JUNKESTRA will be populated with home-mades and DIYs of all kinds. I am looking forward to catching up with the most recent crop of JUNKSTREMENT that were created for the Moosic Muster last month.
I have been warmly welcomed by the community and am really looking forward to seeing how the JUNKESTRA evolves over the coming weeks. Save the 14 April if you can and come and hear what promises to be a unique band!
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