kytka kalimba

kytka kalimba

Kalimba built on a small speaker which amplyfies the instrument. The speaker, fan blade and can are held in place by the magnet in the speaker.

Pastenetar

Pastenetar

Olive oil can guitar. A brand traditionally used by my maternal Neapolitan grandmother.

Cankora

Cankora

Harp built from a watering can with a kora style bridge.

Cankora

Cankora

Bottle-cap violin

Bottle-cap violin

Tuliphone/Kettle-harp

Tuliphone/Kettle-harp

Right-Tuliphone sound sculpture Left- Harp constructed from tea kettle.

Ektar figure

Ektar figure

Garden rake harp

Garden rake harp

Eliptical style ektar

Eliptical style ektar

Hoe and Spade Viols

Hoe and Spade Viols

Two viol style instruments created from a czech style hoe and spade during the Growthring symposium in Plasy, CZ.

Spade-Viol detail

Spade-Viol detail

Koto

Koto

Koto styled instrument with wooden fragments from the carving of the instrument utilized as bridges. Plasy, CZ

Bottle-zither

Bottle-zither

Part of the Plasy group of instruments created during the Growthrings symposium, summer 1993

Coalto

Coalto

Instrument with coal bricks as bridges. Plasy, CZ. 1993

Pallet-Pots-Pans zither

Pallet-Pots-Pans zither

Hnizda Her-Nest of Games exhibition Rudofinum Gallery Prague, CZ. 2000

Struck and plucked installation

Struck and plucked installation

Installation view of exhibition in Galerie Behemot, Prague, CZ. 1996

Pangong

Pangong

Steel drum lid gong 1989

Kotopan

Kotopan

Kotopan 1990 NYC Steel drum with 12 strings and movable wooden bridges.

santoorpan 1992

santoorpan 1992

2 octave tuning in aeolian mode

Plasy santoorpan 1993

Plasy santoorpan 1993

Built from a wooden box used in asphalt road repair with a sheet metal top and wooden bridge guitar strings.

Santoorpan 1996

Santoorpan 1996

Santoopan built with curved bridges allowing for bowing of the strings.

Santoorpan 1996

Santoorpan 1996

Santoopan 1993

Santoopan 1993

3 Octave range with 3 strings per note in Aeolian mode.

Usuku Instruments

Usuku Instruments

Instruments used during a recording project while in residence at the Hermit foundation, Plasy Monastery, CZ.

monochordcycle 2002

monochordcycle 2002

One chair, one wheel, one string bridged by pot, forks and spoon.

Monodchordcycle 1996

Monodchordcycle 1996

Built on site for exhibition in Galerie Kastrich Mainz.1996

Monochordcycle 1992

Monochordcycle 1992

First monochordcycle created during a residency at Stichting Steim, summer 1992

Bubec Garden Earth Bow

Bubec Garden Earth Bow

Earth bow created in the Bubec Sculpture Garden during artist in residence, june 2016

Kellerklavier

Kellerklavier

Festival Mut zur Luecke / Courage to unveil the deficiencies Falkenstein, Austria, 2008 Grapevine, strings, wire, wine bottle

Plungerhorn

Plungerhorn

Singing Lamps

Singing Lamps

Blow In My Ear Baby

Blow In My Ear Baby

wind instrument created for the exhibition Hermes Ucho, Nitra, Slovakia 2005

Home-made Sculptural Bricolage Musical Instruments

1990-2016

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