June 22, 2009

Making music from a single object. Episode #1: the Coke can.



Joe Raciti explains his idea:
This is the first of what I hope to turn into something of a series. The idea here is to create a song that features a single object. While I still use my voice and occasionally get minor help with other instruments (such as a microphone, razor blades, computer software, etc.) I try to stay true to the challenge. I make the songs sound as good as I can with all of the tools at my disposal, but the sounds really do come from the object featured in the video.
I love music made on things other than musical instruments — previously stated here and here — and I love artistic projects that involve working within strict rules. So: cool!

12 comments:

Kylos said...

Shorts! Does that affect the coolness of the clip?

MadisonMan said...

And they are short shorts, too!

NKVD said...

Too bad the "music" wasn't shorter.

Lem said...

That concoction would have to be banned at the EEOC offices.

(you think they get that? – too much of a hill to climb)

rhhardin said...

A CD arrived today, a reissue of my favorite LP in the 70s, lost to a lost girlfriend.

Every note familiar.

The Doberman though appears to be unhappy with the tenor viol.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I'd be more impressed if he wasn't using a reverb, mixing equipment and a lot of high technology tools.

THIS is real music on a single object. Steel Drum solo

Then there is always the Cowbell

Lem said...

..lost to a lost girlfriend.

I lost my entire collection.. Well not lost per se more like abandoned, on hold, an invisible presence that just went unheeded.

I wanted the b&*h back and I thought that maybe if I left the cds over there...

Dam fool.

Lem said...

The sad part is I dont remember half the stuff I lost.

Itunes sucks of course so there is no help there.

Does anybody know of a site where one could just browse the covers. I know them if I see the cover.

EDH said...

Hmm, I wonder if you could make a "washtub bass" from a Coke can and a pubic hair.

Methadras said...

I've been doing this since I was a kid. I can do the entire them of the lone ranger with my fingers on a table.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

I'll bet Titus could fart Madonna's greatest hits.

Hucbald said...

"I've been doing this since I was a kid. I can do the entire them of the lone ranger with my fingers on a table."

But did you know you were playing Rossini's William Tell Overture when you did it?

Ha!