19.09.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Sara Dittrich

dittrich
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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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

andrew spackman

andrew spackman

andrew spackman
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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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

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28.08.12 by Jeff

Made of Imagination / Ryan Gregory

Another great submission to our Made of Imagination project with MTV.

Ryan Gregory made 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. Love the performance at the end!

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

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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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.

05.12.11 by Jeff

Remake / Claire Ball

“The Two Fridas” beautifully remade by Claire Ball. I’m still uploading your submissions, but I’ll finish them this week. See them all here.

two fridas

two fridas