Enfant terrible (in the best sense of the phrase)

Posted: 6/21/2015 2:34:32 PM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 7/29/2014

Yea. Go look up Linsey Pollak. He makes instruments from all kinds of things.

And plays them really well. He's a very interesting and entertaining speaker. Brings out the musical child in you.

Linsey Pollak - Carrot Clarinet

Linsey Pollak - All kinds of instruments from common objects


Posted: 6/21/2015 8:54:53 PM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

Playwright George Bernard Shaw, after hearing one of Lev Termen's demonstrations in London in the 1920's, remarked that he had heard better noises from a comb covered with tissue paper!

Posted: 6/22/2015 11:19:13 AM

Joined: 10/23/2014

Ah yes, that highly prized RCA sound!  One time I was playing my melodia at a friend's house.  Her father in law was listening - he had Parkinson's disease and was very hard to understand, but finally he was able to convey the idea that the melodia sounded like...you guessed it, a comb covered with tissue paper!

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