instrument building

Building Sound: Making Instruments with Douglas R. Ewart, May 1, 2016

With care and ease this artist explains the value of re-claiming materials that have been discarded in order to create beauty in musical instruments.
Creating a musical shaker was meditative experience for me. This was something I appreciated in crafting my instrument, and I felt that my silence and the quiet of the others supported a focused environment where I was free to unwind as I created my piece. This quiet energy encouraged a mindful approach to instrument making where calm and peace were observed. Douglas explains and intervenes only make sure the practice is safe and accessible.

Instrument Building Workshop with Douglas R. Ewart at The Button Factory

Composer, sculptor, maker of masks and IICSI’s 2015-16 Improviser-In-Residence Douglas R. Ewart will be hosting an instrument building workshop at The Button Factory. Participants will have the opportunity to make their own percussion instruments and make music together. The workshop is free and family friendly.