19.09.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Sara Dittrich

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Here’s another great submission to our Made of Imagination project! This one came to us from Sara Dittrich, out in Baltimore, Maryland. She created it from felted wool and sound modules! See it in action below!

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19.09.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Ron Ulicny


A couple great submissions to our Made of Imagination project from Ron Ulicny. This first one is “Murder Ballad”, made out of a trumpet and a rifle stock.

“Fuck You Pablo”, made out of a guitar.

See all the submissions here.

14.09.12 by Jeff

Little Scream / Made of Imagination

Little Scream / Made of Imagination

This is the third video we produced for MTV and Sony Xperia, and it features Little Scream! Nada and I are huuuge fans of hers so this really was a dream come true to have her be a part of this project.

In keeping with the unconventional instruments theme, we paired up Little Scream with sound designers Lo and Joseph and circuit benders from Toronto’s InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Center! Together they completely reinvented her song “Canons”. Albert Huh did a superb job capturing this performance. He’s been filming and editing all the videos in this series, and deserves a massive shout out!

Hopefully this video pumps you up to spend the weekend building your own instruments! You still have a week or so to get your submissions in, and remember we’re giving away Sony Xperia phones and Booooooom goodies as prizes!

If you wanna get involved jump over here.

You can see the full gallery of submissions here.

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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!

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07.09.12 by Jeff

Mini instruments by Andrew Spackman

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Another submission to our homemade instruments project! A pair of 7″ wooden turntables and two mini guitars, by Andrew Spackman.

See all the submissions here.

Wanna submit to the project? Get info here.

Watch videos of these instruments in action below!

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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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31.08.12 by Jeff

The Sheepdogs / Made of Imagination

This is the second video we produced for MTV and Sony Xperia, and it features The Sheepdogs! I’m so stoked they were down to be a part of this project!

We switched it up a bit this time, instead of having The Sheepdogs perform with homemade instruments we paired them up with award-winning Afro Cuban pianist Hilario Duran and drummer Reimundo Sosa so they could explore a new sound together. The results were AMAZING. I wish they’d all do a whole album together!

Hopefully this video gets you stoked to spend the weekend building instruments and exploring styles of music that you normally wouldn’t! Your submissions to our homemade instruments project have been amazing so far! I’ll be posting a gallery of submissions shortly!

If you wanna get involved jump over here.

 

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