Funds for the Perth Music Mill
Why Make This?
I have been helping Japanese saxophonist and composer Makoto Oka to create one in Japan over the last few years and now I would like to build one in Perth.
What I love about The Music Mill is the purely analogue way to create music. The whole process of making music is visible - the motor turns the gears which lifts arms and beaters which then hit instruments to create joyus sounds. It is programable but has a life of its own.
While it makes music by itself it is fun to play along with. Here is Makoto and myself playing along with the Japanese Music Mill at the Tobigamori Festival in Iwate Prefecture in Northern Japan.
I am looking to raise funds to help me build this beast! Your generous support will go to purchasing materials, instruments, specialist tools, expertise labour and flying Makoto Oka out to Australia.
I would be super super thankful for any contributions as it will help make this dream machine come true.
If you are unable to give financially but are handy with building things, please make contact. I will need all the help I can get!
I am really looking forward to having a Music Mill in Perth and presenting it at many community events and festivals in the near future.
Your support has enabled this flourish of productivity. So... again... thank you thank you so much!!!
You can check out the progress of the Mill on the FaceBook page. www.facebook.com/themusicmill We also have an Instagram page @themusicmill I am updating these regularly.
The Mill will be launched at the LightUp Leederville Carnival on December 4 so please try to make it down and see it in action. We will be performing all day and it will be part of the main event in the evening - Very Exciting!!!
Thank you again and I hope you will follow our progress on FaceBook and Instagram.
See you soon!
Best wishes for the Music Mill Project!!!! What a wonderful concept :) environmentally friendly, community involvement and sweet music as a result! I also look forward to donating some creative metalwork to the design xxxx