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The Ullage Group presents Pandora’s Music Box: Odd, Forgotten, and Long-lost Musical Instruments

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments

For your listening pleasure, the Ullage Group returns this coming Sunday, January 24th with a cacophonous and fun-filled afternoon of unusual, under-appreciated, forgotten, and one-of-a-kind musical instruments. Part show-and-tell, part performance, all noise! Your ears will never be the same again.

Doug Skinner will discuss and demonstrate some of the patent instruments and “gizmo harps” manufactured in the late 19th and early 20th century: the Regent Zither, Tremoloa, Marxolin, Celestaphone, Violin Uke, and whatever else makes it into the final, rigorous, editing process.

Lisa Hirschfield will ponder the history, uses, and never-ending appeal of novelty and toy instruments, and will delight you with some toy tunes.

Anthony Matt will dazzle you with a discussion of electronic instruments, their creation, and their destruction. He will also discuss the pioneering electronic sound work of Bruce Haack, who created several unique instruments including the Dermatron, and will bend your ears with the synthesizer-slaying sound known as Circuit Blasting. Special guest appearances TBA.

Sunday, January 24th, 4:00PM at the Fabulous Jalopy Theatre, located at 315 Columbia Street in Brooklyn


$5 admission: For this sweet ear candy? Such a bargain!

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