Everything AND the kitchen sink

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Everything AND the kitchen sink

I was commissioned by the Lifecycle Building Center, a nonprofit recycling center in atlanta,to compose and perform a piece using building materials in their warehouse. The performance occurred on June 16, 2016 at the Ponce City Market, as part of their silent auction & fundraiser.

I decided to write a piece for a kitchen sink, the ultimate joke/challenge for a percussionist. And I cheated and added a looper and some vocals.

The sink is housed in a repurposed shipping container for some instruments I sent to California for a Shakespeare play. The pic tube in the picture is inserted into a 5 gallon water cooler container so I can fill & drain the left hand sink during performance. Photo by anne cox

The sink is housed in a repurposed shipping container for some instruments I sent to California for a Shakespeare play. The pic tube in the picture is inserted into a 5 gallon water cooler container so I can fill & drain the left hand sink during performance. Photo by anne cox

Testing - this pic tube is inserted down into a water reservoir in the sink drain. When hit with sticks, the pitch gets lower with the height of the exposed tube. Photo by anne cox.

Testing – this pic tube is inserted down into a water reservoir in the sink drain. When hit with sticks, the pitch gets lower with the height of the exposed tube. Photo by anne cox.

I attached some guitar strings to the sink & tuned them with screws & nuts. When bowed they resonate with the sink and with the attached springs. .Photo by anne cox.

I attached some guitar strings to the sink & tuned them with screws & nuts. When bowed they resonate with the sink and with the attached springs. .Photo by anne cox.

Testing the sink in my garage using metal chopsticks as mallets. Photo by anne cox.

Testing the sink in my garage using metal chopsticks as mallets. Photo by anne cox.

Klimchak sound check at LBC silent auction. Photo by Peter Sloan.

Klimchak sound check at LBC silent auction. Photo by Peter Sloan.

Performing at the LBC Silent Auction. Photo By Chris Herrin.

Performing at the LBC Silent Auction. Photo By Chris Herrin.

 

 

 

 

Test run in the garage

Skills

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June 18, 2016

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