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Meet Cubert!

By |2021-09-29T11:54:11+01:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Salvage Super Sounds Season 2, Episode 4

By |2020-10-20T13:38:52+01:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

The newest episode of Salvage Super Sounds episode is all about the ringing, the clanging, the pinging, and the clanking as The Junkman goes METAL!

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Salvage Super Sounds Season 2, Episode 1

By |2020-09-03T10:01:35+01:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|

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!

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Salvage Super Sounds Week 14

By |2020-06-25T10:38:21+01:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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!)

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Salvage Super Sounds Week Thirteen

By |2020-06-18T11:58:05+01:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: News|

The Junkman explores how many sounds he can create from a single object-- a metal pot that he repurposes as a drum.

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Salvage Super Sounds Week Twelve

By |2020-06-11T10:00:22+01:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

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!

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Salvage Super Sounds Returns!

By |2020-06-04T11:20:09+01:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: News|

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!

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My Sound Sculpture in Virtual Learning

By |2020-05-12T10:52:11+01:00May 12th, 2020|Categories: News|

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!

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Medium Article

By |2020-04-30T13:06:16+01:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: News|

Here's a great in-depth article about my career and my music. I hope you enjoy! - Junkman https://medium.com/noods-radio/donald-knaack-producing-the-environment-83b5a1eef765

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