05.09.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Homemade Instrument Submissions

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This is where your submissions to our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV and Sony Xperia will be posted! Remember you have until September 26th to submit to this project! There are sweet prizes up for grabs but you should just do it because it will be fun!

If you wanna be a part project get full info here.

“Murder Ballad” – 1970’s Trumpet, Rifle Stock

“Fuck You Pablo”- 1930’s Harmony Guitar

Ron Ulicny – Portland, Oregon

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The Cellotar is a homemade hybrid guitar/cello that can be played seated or standing. It is tuned like a guitar and has a 2-octave fretted neck made from a PVC pipe, a hollow body made from plywood and a reclaimed old piano lid, and a dual-piezo pickup system with a standard 1/4″ output jack.

Jesse Bond – Wilmington, North Carolina

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This instrument is created from felted wool and sound modules!  Anyone can create their own tune with just the press of a button! The video clip is a performance of “DOREMEFASOLATIDO”.

Sara Dittrich – Baltimore, Maryland

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Makeshift Music consists of three interactive sculptures constructed out of reused and recycled materials. With the participation of the viewer, each piece becomes a musical instrument that can be played individually or as a collective assemblage of sounds in a junk pile jamboree!

Kate Szabo – Guelph, Ontario

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ally mobbs

ally mobbs

Drum Phil is an analogue drum sequencer built from a modified reel to reel tape player. Paper disks can be played with preprogrammed rhythms or the stylus mounted tape heads can be removed and used to manually tap out beats by touching the coloured dots. The data stored on credit cards and train tickets etc is what creates the sound.

Ally Mobbs – Kyoto, Japan

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Made of Imagination / Jeff Conley

After having two vintage Gibson guitars stolen after a show he decided he would never buy another guitar. Instead he started to build acoustic and electric guitars out of old vintage suitcases! He has even built electric foot drums from the suitcases as well!

This song is called “For Gibby” for his stolen guitar!

Jeff Conley – Boston, Massachusetts

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Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

“Phonograph” – Contact mics inside the broom head amplify the sounds of the bristles playing over the log. The bristles act like a needle on a record player, or keys on a music box. The song is determined by the density of texture on the surface of the rotating log.

Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

“Noisy Cauliflower” – The electrical resistance between the player, holding one end of the circuit, and the vegetable attached to the other end produces a variety of blips, whines and other electronic sounds.

Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

“Modified Typewriter” – Typewriter modified with strings and amplifier to play music when the keys are struck.

Cara Stewart – Austin, Texas

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A banjo made from a vintage cookie jar.

Diggy Smerdon – Cornwall, England

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andrew spackman

andrew spackman

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A pair of 7″ wooden turntables and two mini guitars.

Andrew Spackman – Birmingham, United Kingdon

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Homemade Instruments by Brian Chan

Homemade Instruments by Brian Chan

Homemade Instruments by Brian Chan

Homemade Instruments by Brian Chan

Homemade Instruments by Brian Chan

Homemade Instruments by Brian Chan

Brian Chan – Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Submission: Amadeus Rokita

Amadeus Rokita – Hamburg, Germany

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mananasoko

mananasoko

Maciej Wojnicki aka Mananasoko – Sopot, Poland

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Pijin. An experimental lamellaphone, using a wooden clock housing for the body and anti-roosting pigeon spikes as tines.

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Lockbox. An xperimental lamellaphone, basically a big thumb piano, using a lockbox for the body and twisted wire for the tines. It also is set up with a 1/4 inch jack and piezo pickup.

RP Collier – Portland, Oregon

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An 8 string guitar with hand made pickups, and thumb-pianos built from bicycle spokes, yard rakes, and other stuff. There’s also a suitcase kick drum and a foot powered hi-hat/tambourine/snare combo instrument.

Ryan Gregory – Flint, Michigan

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lingner

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Instruments:

Long pieces of wood with about 850 metal washers attached, all hanging from the ceiling. A thick metal sheet with a handle attached to wobble back and forth. Copper foil sheets cut into triangles, taped on the edges with duct tape, and hung on the wall to make a loud crashing noise when hit. Tuning forks, and a sandpaper wall.

Musicians:

Dana Riley, Frank Scott Kruger, Sean Stevens, Bradley Jacobsen.

Scott Lingner – San Diego , California

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Copper wire, neodymium magnets, and screws. The body was made from part of an old fence about to be thrown in a skip.

Rachael Gater – London, England

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A tribute to Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland”. A woman-guitar hybrid.

Kacper Cezary Dzialak – London, UK

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This is an electric hybrid of a Venezuelan cuatro and a Cuban tres. I kept the traditional cuatro tuning of ADF#B and doubled the outside courses, allowing a player to strum it like a percussive cuatro, or pick montuno lines like a Cuban tresero.

Roberto Bonaccorso – Seattle, Washington

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The pause synth always emits sound from any sound emitting devices put in the jars (iphones, dictaphones etc) and by pressing down on the lids, making the jars airtight you are playing it, silencing notes rather than making them, thus playing the pauses between notes. The score is a long roll of paper on a rotating moter, spinning the same bpm as the song. It has sections cut out where you want a note to be silenced. There are mounted torches corresponding to each jar, so when a cut out section passes a torch it shines up illuminating the jar so you know when to press. Close it and silence the note.

Jonathan Barnett, Bethan Jones, Ed Baigrie, Andrew Hiles – London, UK

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This instrument writes bothy lyrics and melodies. At the same time.

Oliver Jeffers – Brooklyn, New York

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4-string (acoustic/electric) lap steel guitar “recycled” out of an old broken classical guitar. Some wood for reinforcement and some spare guitar parts. A new paintjob, strings and it’s ready to play.

Marios Poluchroniadis – Athens, Greece

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Coffee tin with a tik wood neck and a rosewood fretboard. Tuners from a standard guitar and the nut is bone.

Andreas Koutepas – Athens, Greece

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‘Graphics Speak’ is about translating graphic to sound, it consists of a collection of graphical patterns that can be turned into sound. Every pattern has its own sound and various composition can be made by mixing the patterns on a turntable. The whole installation is in a darkroom, by broadcasting live video recording of the patterns on the analog television, the transmitted electromagnetic waves will be translated into sound by using a sensor.

Weng Nam Yap – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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More here: Homemade Instruments Submissions Part II













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







03.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Kowch

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Selection of paintings by artist Andrea Kowch. More images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

03.05.16 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset

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A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

Shit Robot – “Lose Control” Directed by Kevin McGloughlin

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One of my favourite videos so far this year! Kevin McGloughlin directs this mesmerizing visual for Shit Robot’s “Lose Control” featuring Nancy Whang. Stellar editing here – a perfect fit for the track. I’d love to know how some of these effects were achieved. Watch it over on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: May

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Here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is all the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. The comments and upvotes do not go unnoticed! Voting up work is like high-fiving that person and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio!

The link at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use the Disqus commenting system to submit your work.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

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