Photo by Ted Di Ottavio

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Flutter in the Zeitgeist II

This just over the trainsom, remarks upon the "flutterbox" (pictured) built by an unknown musician as part of the entertainment at a performance event we're sorry to have missed involving music and textile artists.

"I got very interested in the ’flutterbox’ instrument one of the musicians had made.... The flutterbox was an insane-looking construction, made out of a drum, bike wheel, gurney castor-wheels, wingnuts. The sounds it made I’d never heard before and because it wasn’t a known instrument like a guitar I had no received idea of how it should be played so that alone was fascinating. And the musician was bent over it like it was a loom or something.

It may be that all flutterboxes, at one time or another, bring their players to their knees. This one looks a little like a hamster pram.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ready ... Steady ... ZOOM ...

Proud possessors of a new H4n ZOOM 4-track (simultaneously!) recorder, Flutterbox will be making some quality living room recordings in the weeks and months ahead, songs which will then be made available, in a delightful running brook of hit singles, on iTunes. More on this master plan as things develop. Meanwhile, watch this space!

One thing we know for sure right now. We'll be at Barbes on Monday, September 21 for two hours, from 7-9pm. Says here on the calendar that Sept 21 is the International Day of Peace. We have more than one song to sing about that.