Originally posted on MAKE:
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist and musician Eric Farber has been making innovative music for the past 15 years. His vast collection of handmade found-object percussion instruments are as intriguing to look at as they are to hear. Base objects range from a late-Victorian Singer sewing machine treadle to turn-of-the-century lamps and sconces. With Faber’s unique vision, these all transform into percussion instruments.
We’re excited to check out an array of Faber’s instruments in person at World Maker Faire New York this weekend, September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science. Here are an assortment of Faber’s instruments to give you an idea of their flavor. The first five are part of his newest project, titled Batterie-en-Valise, and the rest are part of his ongoing Kinetic Ontology series.
A “marimba” built with 10 different species of wood – showcasing the beauty and melodic versatility of exotic…
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