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Instrument-a-day 28: Melt (after Mineko Grimmer) | by ranjit
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Instrument-a-day 28: Melt (after Mineko Grimmer)

Years ago I was in a gallery show with Mineko Grimmer, who makes sound sculptures of pebbles frozen in ice. As the ice melts, the pebbles drop into a pool or a wooden lattice and make irregular sounds.

 

I made my own version entirely out of things from my junk drawer: marbles, squashed pennies, old keys and dog tags, and some acorns I was saving in a tiny jar. What does it sound like? I won't find out until the weather warms up.

 

Many thanks to Thing-a-Day for inspiring the instrument-a-day project for the second year in a row!

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Taken on February 28, 2009