I create fully playable musical instruments from found and recycled objects.
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Atlanta Taiko Project is the premier Japanese-style taiko group in Atlanta. This is a community group who are leaning taiko drumming together with a desire to share it with as many people and groups as possible. Although we use traditional taiko forms and approaches, we also have developed new and creative ways to interpret music and adapt various instruments for our group. For Atlanta Mini Maker Faire, we are performing some traditional and some original music as well as showing how to interpret music using “Wordplay System”™ and show how to make a taiko drum at home.
Songbells are multi-tonal bells made from compressed air tanks of all kinds. All tanks are cut from recycled materials. Each bell can have as many as 16 individual tones, dependent on the size and shape of the cuts being made. Some forms are tunable, making it possible to play actual songs on one bell. Other forms are relaxing combinations of tones dictated by the shape of the cuts. Soft rubber mallets are used in play, and will be provided. A large selection of Songbells will be available for play at the fair.