Piper at the Gates: Idiophonics and home-made instruments

St Peter’s Methodist Church resounded to the sound of home-made instruments yesterday, at the second in the ‘All for One’ series of educational events as part of this year’s Sounds New Festival.

Organised by Peter Cook, local school-children flocked to the church to explore a variety of home-made instruments concocted from all manner of found, everyday objects, including plastic piping and kitchen utensils – not the sort of materials you might expect, perhaps!


Pictured above is one of them: a fanfare trumpet made from a length of plastic piping and a kitchen liquid-funnel, played from the balcony at the back of the church in true heraldic fashion.

The last event in the ‘All for One’ series is tomorrow, when students from Christ Church University will explore all manner of extended techniques on several instruments, showing how contemporary composers can get instruments (and players) to do things you might not expect!

The event starts at 11am at St Peter’s Methodist Church.

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