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.

 

imagination.mtv.ca

30.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Brian Chan

Homemade Instruments by Brian Chan
More submissions to our project with MTV are arriving! This might be my favourite one so far! Beautiful homemade instruments by Brian Chan, from Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Wanna submit a homemade instrument to the project? Full info here.

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

brianchan.co.uk

24.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Vintage suitcase guitars by Jeff Conley

Made of Imagination / Jeff Conley
Love this submission to our project from 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 below is called “For Gibby” for his stolen guitar:

Want to submit a homemade instrument to the project? Full info here.

See a couple more of Jeff’s creations below!

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23.08.12 by Jeff

Sheepdogs / Booooooom x MTV

filming Sheepdogs for next Booooooom x MTV segment!
Filming Sheepdogs in Kensington for next Booooooom x MTV segment.

21.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Amadeus Rokita

Submission: Amadeus Rokita
Homemade instruments are starting to hit my inbox from all over the world! I’m loving this one from Amadeus Rokita. Hamburg, Germany.

Wanna submit to the project? Full instructions here.

Need some inspiration? Go here.

20.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Rich Aucoin

Last week we launched our “Made of Imagination” project with MTV, our biggest collaboration yet! In case you forgot already or didn’t see the original post, we wanna see who can make the most creative homemade instruments on the planet, and we’d love to see videos of you and your friends performing with them!

We’re also asking some emerging Canadian musicians to do the same kinda thing! The video above is the first of four that we’ve produced, and it features rising star Rich Aucoin.

Ready to make your own instruments???

Read the full project instructions here.

Get inspired here.

17.08.12 by Jeff

Homemade Piano

Homemade Piano
People have been pointing me to some really unique music performances and some amazing homemade instruments like this one by Harm Goslink Cooper spotted over at Craft. Thank you @Nateene for the link! This isn’t a submission to our project but I wish it was! What a beauty!

If you come across any videos or links that will inspire people as they work on their instruments for our “Made of Imagination” project you can tweet it @Booooooom and use #mtvbooooooom hashtag, or leave a comment on our Facebook status.