2. Junk Drum Kit is well on the way
We used bits from the found Yamaha kit to make a Junk Drum Kit. Kirwan was there with her grandmother Gillian, who took a lot of the photos above. A few days later they visited again with Kirwan's mum Carmen, a wonderful drummer and percussionist. Together they improvised this piece which also served to initiate the almost-complete junk drum kit (with apologies to David Murphy).
Kids ruled at the Music Supermarket today as the first of two days of School Holiday sessions took place. We hosted little kids in the morning and bigger kids in the afternoon - they were all very interested in the contents of the shelves. Wallace Labbett's sheet metal violin proved a big hit, as did the other Jigarre Junkstrements kindly on loan. The sessions run again next Wednesday 12 April and are open to ANY AND ALL children - all details at here
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