Breadboard Orchestra Workshop, Vespertine York – 19/02/16


Sound and music workshop with Octopus Breadboard Orchestra
2pm Friday 19th February
York St Mary’s Church

This workshop open to ages 8 upwards. No musical ability or experience required! It is free to attend but places are limited so please book by emailing

Create your own piece of improvised music with homemade tabletop instruments built from wooden chopping boards and amplified with contact microphones. The workshop will focus on improvising together (using chopsticks, toothbrushes and other small objects) to create and perform a short piece of music with up to 8 performers.

Designed as a no-budget, rucksack friendly alternative to a guitar, the boards are fitted with leftover strings and played with chopsticks, bows, mallets and assorted implements for a range of sounds from delicate, gamelan style pieces to massed drones and percussive repetition. The workshop will be run by sound artist Glenn Boulter of Cumbria’s Octopus Collective, organisers of the Full of Noises Festival.

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