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Offline ajspiano

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Landfill Harmonic
« on: July 26, 2013, 12:23:01 AM »
Anyone else seen this cool video thats been circulating?


Offline Bob

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Re: Landfill Harmonic
«Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 12:32:11 AM »
A nice NPR type of story, but... They're still living in a landfill which sounds dangerous enough.  For the instruments, I would think those are still pretty horrible. ISO's are bad enough.  Something made out of random materials?  I would think it's going to go out of alignment.  No repair shop would bother with those. I notice in the video they're out of tune. I wonder what they sound like live. 

So, yes.  Nice story.  They're poor.  Love of music.  Kind of glurgy though.  Not too many people in the ensemble.  I wonder if it will last.  Although for what they do produce, it sounds like they were practicing. 
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Re: Landfill Harmonic
«Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 02:29:02 AM »
Cool indeed.  The winds do look more like standard instruments though. 

I remember a school project where we had to construct/invent a functioning instrument out of whatever materials we had available. 
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