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.

 

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



  • amanda

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

  • Ernst Habicht

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

  • Gary

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





27.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “Kaytranada & River Tiber” by Hamish Lambert

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The second episode in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy is now online! This second episode features 2016 Polaris Music Prize winner Kaytranada and fellow Canadian producer River Tiber discussing their first encounters with music.

Visuals by animator Hamish Lambert with sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!

27.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

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Mixed media paintings by artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby. More images below.

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27.09.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Brecht Vandenbroucke

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More brilliant work by Antwerp-based illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke (a personal favourite). More images below.

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27.09.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Niv Bavarsky

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A random assortment of work from illustrator Niv Bavarsky. More images below.

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26.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Kinetic Art Table

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Motion-control artist Bruce Shapiro’s “Sisyphus” is an incredible sand drawing machine that creates elaborate patterns using magnets (click here for previous post). While several installations have been set up in countries around the world, Shapiro is now working toward a version people can enjoy in their own homes! See more images and information about this Kickstarter below!

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