Episode #2086

Program #2086

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Sunday, August 29, 2004

Tonight's New Sounds offers music performed using everything including the kitchen sink. This includes selections by Music For Homemade Instruments, an ensemble of classically trained musicians who invent, build, compose for, and perform on musical instruments built from trash and found objects. Their collection of over 250 instruments encompasses peanut butter jars, table leg marimbas, cigar humidor pan pipes, fork windchimes, propane gas container bells, tennis racket harps, and the "Boweryphone" (tuned pint wine bottles). Other instrument-builder/performers featured include Peter Whitehead, Ken Butler, Hans Reichel (inventor of the daxophone), and the Robert Minden Ensemble.

PROGRAM # 2086 Homemade Instruments (First aired on Monday, October 21, 2002)





Christopher DeLaurenti

Three Camels for Orchestra

Use The Test Data, excerpt [1:00]

American Archive Recordings
P.O. Box 45655
Seattle WA 98145 or

Peter Whitehead

Three Bags Full

Tunnel of Love [3:30]

Strange Attractor Music #004

Robert Minden Ensemble

Long Journey Home

Eclipse of the Moon [6:30]

Common Edition #102

Ken Butler

Voices of Anxious Objects

Serving A Sight [8:00]

Tzadik #7402**

Hans Reichel


You Can Dance With Me [4:00]

a.l.l. #003
info at and
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Ferdinand Försch

New Sounds Live, The Kitchen 4/8/00

Improvisation [7:00]

This performance not commercially available, however Försch has two CDs. More info at

Hans Reichel


South Coast Route [5:00]

See above.

Music for Homemade Instruments

The Pick of the Litter

Some Bang Goin' On [4:00]
The Evils of Pots [6:00]

MFH1 #HD4843

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