Battering Bins & Blowing Bottles

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November 7, 2012 by hattersleysmith

BOOOOOOOM blog’s latest ‘Made of Imagination’ project featuring homemade instruments is the definition of nuts (but is simultaneously genius).

Browsing through suitcase guitars, watermelon pianos and fast-food-drum-sets takes me back to those rainy afternoons of tireless bottle-xylophones, fuel-tin-drums and lentil maracas with my little bro and sis.

Who needs cymbals when y’ gots pan lids?

Who needs guitars when y’ gots laggy bands and a clover pot?

Who needs a trumpet when y’ gots mum’s soup funnel?

But now, backed by MTV, playtime instrumentals have been transformed to into a delectable art form.  No more the slap-dash battering of bins and bottles, this is competitive indie sculpture in action…

Woodstick Piano by Vaolav Pelousek

Fast Food Band by Jessica and Aurelien

Suitcase guitars by Jeff Conley

 

I say let’s bring back the banging of bins, jangling of pennies and shaking of beans, raise high the half-full water bottle, wine glass and steel spoon, bash with a flourish the chopping board, baking tin and trusty wok no longer the remit of the I NEED TO MAKE NOISE AND BURN ENERGYYYY pre-schoolers, but a genre to be elevated and taken full advantage of.  After all, life’s all about making music, from everything, Stomp-style.

 

Publicity still from the production Stomp

 

 

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