Monthly Archives: November 2014

Swept away, socially

Discarded street sweeper bristles are repurposed into a musical instrument called the Social Lamellaphone, which is designed to encourage people to play it in social groups. Think of a giant, circular African thumb piano, and you’ll have the right idea.

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Bop with one eye open

I love it when people take current music back to its roots. Like how these ladies perform Metallica in the original Doo Wop format.

Nobody’s business but the Turks

Görkem Şen is the Turkish designer of the Yabahar, an unusual instrument composed of drum heads, large springs, and a fretted neck, that can be played in numerous ways.  He demonstrates some of those ways in this video.