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Posted By: Felipa
13-Dec-21 - 07:57 AM
Thread Name: Permathread: Online Events - current listings
Subject: Your House is an Orchestra - Tue 14 Dec
three hour long homemade instrument workshop, starts 7 pm Eastern time, 12 midnight UTC (GMT)

With the right touch - tapping, bowing, blowing, and shaking – anything from your kitchen cupboard, closet, or garage can sound beautiful. Glass, plastic, rubber, aluminum, stainless steel – all take on the breath of life in our hands. Mark [Sepic] will also demonstrate the building of very simple musical instruments with common materials, ie: steel drums -(tin cans, “tuned” with a hammer), marimbas, (broken hockey sticks), thumb pianos - (popsicle sticks and clamps), gongs – (tin cans taped together) and banjos– (Plastic "take out" containers and rubber bands).


Mark Sepic - Musician, Sound Sculptor

Mark Sepic is an internationally recognized guitarist/composer, whose virtuoso finger-style guitar, appealing vocal style, impeccable taste, child-like sense of play and some electronic loop-wizardry make his concerts irresistible joy-ride into the magic of music. His projects have been featured in thirteen consecutive Toronto Jazz Festivals and have taken him abroad to Germany, Cuba, and Singapore.

“But wait – there’s more!”

A passionate environmentalist, Mark's "Junkestra" program, a hands-on wonderland of recycling, integrates sports, music, and art, celebrating the musical potential of everyday things. In schools, galleries and festivals throughout Ontario, Mark has helped Canadians recycle over 250,000 items, giving tin cans, toilet paper rolls and plastic jars a musical afterlife as drums, kazoos and maracas. Larger items – pots, pans, plumbing and yes, even the kitchen sink, become sound sculptures, 12 of which dot the Ontario landscape, from Toronto and Hamilton to Barry's Bay and Moose Factory.

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