I always been fascinated by the raw musical power that an orchestra can express, so, after creating a series of videos where I’m performing a multi-track piece with an instrument I designed, I decided to take the concept a step farther and create my own orchestra made of unusually unique instruments.
The project started by handcrafting a diverse selection of instruments, then I wrote a composition where I could fit them all in and finally performed each part. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it!
(For a break down of each instrument and how it was created, click here.)
* A note about the instruments: Besides objects and materials that I purchase at the hardware store, I’m using parts that come from instruments with structural damages, making them unusable in a traditional sense.
Every year, hundreds of musical instruments get thrown away or sold for parts only, including pianos and classical strings.