Amelia Marzec on melodica, gong, and feedback
Ranjit Bhatnagar on accordion
under the Terrace Bridge in Prospect Park
You can see the full 7 minute session over at youtube!
Amelia Marzec on melodica and gong, me on accordion
Salamandir on harmonic flute (didjeriflute), Ranjit on harmonic bass (tromba marina)
“The harmonic flute is a very simple instrument that makes very, very complex sounds. It was made from a piece of 1-inch PVC tubing, about 7 feet long, that I rescued from a construction site dumpster.” – Salamandir (email@example.com)
The tromba marina is a bowed instrument from the 15th to 17th centuries with a single very long string. It’s fingered below the bow, so you get harmonics that sound a lot like a trumpet – thus the name. My version is made from a 7 foot long piece of lumber – also rescued from a dumpster – and a cello string.
After ten years, I’m quitting the Instrument-a-Day project. I’m declaring this February to be COLLAB FEB, in which I will try to do as many very small sound/music collaborations as possible. Get in touch if you want to join!
Here’s nearly every instrument from ten years of Februaries, five per second. Music by the Glass Bees and me: glassbees.com
I added a little electric motor to the minitracker [previously] and made a loop disk of my favorite bit from The Vapours by Anna Meredith. Minitracker even makes a tiny accidental light show, a tiny bit like the music video.
The mechanical tracker was too unreliable, so I made a nearly-as-unreliable optical version.