On their last day before the holidays the Girgarre Primary School kids visited the Music Supermarket - in their pyjamas..! It was fantastic to see how interested they were in the collection and I was able to bring them up to speed on progress with the design of their playground installation. Before they came through the door I asked them 'whose place is this?' and they said 'your place' and I said 'no..' and they thought about it and someone said 'it's ours!'. Correct answer! The Music Supermarket is a community space, available to all residents of Girgarre and neighbouring towns.
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