Two-day workshop for professionals

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Music, News

Two-day workshop about building and use of original musical instruments will take place on Thursday, May 7th, from 5 to 9 pm and on Friday, May 8th, from 4 to 8 pm at Ljubljana Puppet Theater in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It will be led by musician, instrument builder and theater director Peter Kus. Workshop will include: […]

The Garden of Sound in Šibenik, Croatia

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Music, News

Between 22nd of June and 5th of July, the interactive exhibition of original musical instruments The Garden of sound  will be presented at the Šibenik City Museum in Šibenik, Croatia, as a pat of the International Children’s FestivalPARTICIPANTS: Concept and original instruments by Peter Kus Instrument art design by NatanEsku Exhibition Design by Andrej Štular Graphic […]

Instrument-a-week (7): Water Flute

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

Water Flute Difficulty: 4 of 5 Attention: Assistance of an adult is required when cutting hard plastic tubes and preparing a hardwood plug! MATERIALS: 5 PVC sewer tubes, 40mm diameter and 30 cm in length (different number of tubes can be used; it is important to set them in a closed geometrical shape with elbows […]

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 (4): Cardboard Tubophone

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, News

CARDBOARD TUBOPHONE Difficulty: 4 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: cardboard tubes with a diameter of 5.5 to 6 cm and a total length of about 5m (they can be obtained for free at the stores selling fabric; they are useed to roll the fabric), 2 angular cardboard strips (such strips are used to protect […]

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 […]