I have been gathering quirky little instruments and musical odds and ends for quite some time and, whilst many of these have made their way into my songs, there are still some that remain stubbornly under-used. We were discussing this a couple of days ago and as a result, Katharina set me a challenge, or rather a series of challenges:
For 10 weeks you will produce sounds or tunes with the instruments listed below. There is always more than one, which means both need to be used for the melody – not after each other or two different sound snippets. You can record the sounds separately and mix them together later. Once you have recorded the sounds or melodies, you need to blog about it. There’s a prize at the end. Now go out and make a noise!
UPDATE: This whole project is now available as an album for download – ‘Obscurities‘.