The Junkman has completed "Cubert," a 17-voice, automated "robotic" percussion instrument utilizing 17 individual reused materials made from plastic, wood, metal, and glass. Each voice is activated by a small mallet head coming into contact with an object via a solenoid or a motor. The voices are activated by a MIDI interface that is open [...]
After a brief summer hiatus, The Junkman is back with a whole bunch of new sounds and objects for his Salvage Super Sounds series. First up, an old drum head. Happy new school year, everyone. Stay safe and be kind to each other and Mother Earth!
Musical instruments are all around us as witnessed in this week's clip wherein The Junkman uses a set of plastic shipping blocks to create beautiful sounds. (And yes, Mrs Junkman knows better than to throw anything in the recycling bin before letting her husband listen to it first!)
Have some jar lids or bottle tops handy? Join The Junkman as he shows you how to play those tops like castanets. It's so easy, you may even have time to learn the flamenco. Olé!
After a brief break wherein he completed some new and exciting projects (Which we hope to share at a later date), The Junkman is back for another round of Salvage Super Sounds! This time he demonstrates how a truck tail light acts as a drum. Stay safe, friends!
I built this sound sculpture 16 years ago! It's still in great shape -due in part to Ms Lisa's diligence- and is now being used in virtual learning classes. Thanks for sharing this with me, Lisa!