Instrument-a-week (6): Froggy

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

FROGGY Difficulty: 3 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: a short tube with a diameter of about 40 – 50 mm and a length of 50-70 mm (easiest is if you use a cardboard tube, diameter 45 mm, used in post offices in Europe in rolls of stickers for envelopes), cylindrical rod made of beech […]

Instrument-a-week (5): Bird Whistle

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

BIRD WHISTLE First version Difficulty: 2 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: square wooden batten, dimensions 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm or 2 cm x 2 cm a piece of hard plastic, thickness 1-2 mm plastic band for gift-wrapping wood saw scissors strong adhesive INSTRUCTIONS: Cut the wooden batten into into segments: one segment of […]

Instrument-a-week (3): Moped

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

Moped Difficulty: 2 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: a sheet of smooth and thicker paper, 18 cm x 18 cm (old poster or the cover of a magazine) a smooth round rod or tube, with a diameter of 1 cm and a length of about 25 cm scotch tape scissors INSTRUCTIONS: Roll the paper diagonally […]

Original Musical Instruments Workshop

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Music, News

Musician, director and original musical instruments builder Peter Kus will lead a two-day workshop on making and use of original musical instruments, co-organized by Puppet Theater Ljubjana. The workshop is intended for musicians and other artists, educators (kindergartens teachers, music teachers in elementary and secondary schools) and music lovers who are interested in this field […]

Instrument-a-Week (2): Fruit-Box Kalimba

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

FRUIT-BOX KALIMBA Difficulty:  3  of 5 YOU WILL NEED: 5-10 large hairpins cardboard fruit – box hardwood batten  0,5 cm * 1 cm * 100 cm electric drill drill 2,5 mm strong glue hammer x-screwdriver wood – screws M3 * 15-20 mm INSTRUCTIONS: Hairpins should be broken into halves: position each flat onto a hard […]

Instrument-a-Week (1): Membranophone

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music

MEMBRANOPHONE Difficulty: 3 of 5 YOU WILL NEED: plastic tube with a diameter of 20 mm and a length of 30-40 cm (use the so-called PN pipe, which can be purchased in building stores – it is used in construction for installing electrical cables) PPR reducing T-piece 25 cm (a diameter of upper and bottom […]

Peter Kus at the ‘VIP’ television show

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Music, News

On 16th of November, 2013, Peter Kus and Andrej Žibert (Orchestra of Invented Instruments) were guests at the VIP (Vid and Pero) Show, currently the most popular TV show in Slovenia. Together with studio musicians they have performed a few pieces and introduced different invented musical instruments (sound bike, straw oboe, sound bottles, balloon bass, […]

Orchestra of Invented Instruments in Nova Gorica

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Music, News

Orchestra of Invented Instruments will appear at this year’s Festival of Science in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. We will play an OPEN AIR CONCERT at 19.00 at Bevkov trg in the city center. Before the concert at 17.00 there will be a WORKSHOP of simple instruments making. Everyone is welcome! ATTENTION: DUE TO RAIN AND BAD […]