Upcycled Thumb Pianos
Tuesday May 23, 2017
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Build a thumb piano out of upcycled materials under the guidance of local maker Tim Sway. You will use hand and power tools to create your own unique musical instrument. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own reclaimed materials from home to add volume to their pianos. A milk jug? Cardboard box? Tennis racket? What do you think would sound good? Open to teens in grades 6-12. A session for adults will be held on Saturday, May 20th.
Tim Sway makes “worthless things priceless” by creating one-of-a-kind furniture, musical instruments and more from things that have been thrown away. The trendier term is “reclaimed” or “upcycled” materials. Tim brings awareness to wastefulness and excessive consumerism while encouraging others to live local, Earth-friendly lives. He has a podcast and YouTube channel where he spreads the message and also encourages people to try making things on their own. He was a prinicpal on FYI Networks’s television show “Trashformers” and worked extensively as a touring and performing musician. He lives in Wallingford and “Tim Sway Perspectives World Headquarters” is located in an old chicken barn in Meriden.
This program is sponsored by Jean Anderson in memory of a lifelong upcycler, Alan McIlveen.
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