13.09.12 by Jeff

Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

A fantastic submission to our “Made of Imagination” project courtesy of Cara Stewart, Austin, Texas. She created 3 really unique instruments! This first one is called “Phonograph” and she built it using a broom head, log, contact mics, amplifyer, speaker, and wooden table.

“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.”

See her other instruments below!

Homemade instruments by Cara Stewart

“Noisy Cauliflower”

Materials: Resistance based noise circuit, speaker, alligator clips, cauliflower, carrot.

Description: 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”

Materials: Typewriter, guitar strings, electronic pickup, amp.

Description: Typewriter modified with strings and amplifier to play music when the keys are struck.

 

carastewart.com





  • amanda

    These are really-crazy cool. Casual-cool. Go Cara!

  • Ernst Habicht

    OMG, let all the videos play simultaneously, it’s awesome :)

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      such a good idea!

  • Gary

    Didnt anyone ever tell you not to play with your vegatables!?