WORKSHO(W)P (a show and a workshop)
Leonardo Fuks: Building 99-cents Musical Instruments
WED JUNE 24
7:30 PM | recommended time of arrival
8:00 PM | worksho(w)p and webcast begin
FREE (donations accepted)
liquid concessions available
This is a Listening/Hands-On acoustics demonstration for the making of musical instruments and sounds out of unexpected materials such as straws and plastic films, resulting in “99-cents oboes and bassoons”.
Brazilian musical acoustician, oboist and professor of music at The Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Leonardo Fuks has a passion for building simple but effective instruments out of alternative and discarded materials.
Geared towards a general audience with interest in instrument building, this half “listening session”, half “workshop” aims to experiment, demonstrate and share some simple alternative instruments of Dr. Fuks’ design that could effectively be adopted as “regular” musical instruments in their own right. He will also propose attitudes and strategies for their musical use.
This workshop may deal with the making of musical instruments and sounds out of unexpected materials such as straws and plastic films. He will demonstrate sounds from whistles and modified recorders, and members of the audience will be invited to make an unusual instrument.
The four instruments will include:
THE DUDUKTRON: a hybrid instrument that combines an Armenian Duduk with a commercial smarthpone app
THE SHOFFILM: a plastic film “shofar”, that plays several tones
THE CHROMATIC SAMBA WHISTLE: a chromatic samba whistle
THE PLASTIC FILM OBOE and FILM BASSOON: a very simplified and cheap double-reed instrument
Upon conclusion of his workshop/demo, Leonardo Fuks will put together a final performance involving audience/participants.
THANKS TO: CITY OF MIAMI BEACH | MIAMI-DADE COUNTY | STATE OF FLORIDA