History Main / EverythingIsanInstrument

19th Apr '17 9:41:04 PM TomWalpertac2
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** The tune that The Marble Machine plays is popular enough that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSyzalvbpTo&list=PL-p-2sWk8PKZYMNNTr_xQ0pFdBDdkxTEq numerous musicians have recorded]] [[CoveredUp cover versions]].
18th Apr '17 11:05:57 PM TomWalpertac2
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* "[[http://youtu.be/rEeiRXOlWUE Starmachine2000]]", by the Swedish band Wintergatan, uses a slide projector to play the beats. And the slides used are actually frames of a stop-motion video. So the projector plays both music and movie! They also have ''The Marble Machine'', which is a hand-cranked analog computer that plays a xylophone, drum kit, and guitar by dropping ball bearings on them.

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* Swedish band [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFMX5KXvYScjRJ7ccDkOYg Wintergaten]] loves this trope.
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"[[http://youtu.be/rEeiRXOlWUE Starmachine2000]]", by the Swedish band Wintergatan, Starmachine2000]]" uses a slide projector to play the beats. And the slides used are actually frames of a stop-motion video. So the projector plays both music and movie! movie!
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They also have ''The Marble Machine'', Machine'' ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q watch here]]), which is a hand-cranked analog computer that plays a xylophone, drum kit, and guitar by dropping ball bearings on them.them.
** The tune that The Marble Machine plays is popular enough that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSyzalvbpTo&list=PL-p-2sWk8PKZYMNNTr_xQ0pFdBDdkxTEq numerous musicians have recorded]] [[CoveredUp cover versions]].
16th Mar '17 9:27:22 AM Twentington
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* On CountryMusic singer Davis Daniel's debut album, one of the backing vocalists is also credited with playing percussion on a hubcap.

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* On CountryMusic singer Davis Daniel's debut album, one of the backing vocalists is also credited ''Fighting Fire with playing Fire'' includes percussion on from a snuff can and a hubcap.
16th Mar '17 9:16:58 AM Prfnoff
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* Music/IggyPop "Lust For Life" has the characteristic beep of a EKG monitor. Not much spoilering that the patient flatlines at the end of the song...
* How can we forget the work of Music/JohnCage? With his most famous piece, "4'33"", he proved that ''the ambiance of the performing space itself and its audience'' can be a musical instrument. (Granted, it's not exactly a "musical" piece; it more asks us what we consider to be "music".)

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* Music/IggyPop "Lust For Life" has the characteristic beep of a EKG monitor. Not much spoilering that the patient flatlines {{flatline}}s at the end of the song...
* How can we forget the work of Music/JohnCage? With his most famous piece, "4'33"", he proved that ''the ambiance of the performing space itself and its audience'' can be a musical instrument. (Granted, it's not exactly a "musical" piece; it more asks us what we consider to be "music".)
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14th Mar '17 12:35:16 PM MikeK
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* The Spinto Band have performed a version of their song "Later On" entirely using [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1cra71YVUM silverware, utensils, and food]].

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* The Spinto Band have performed a version of their song "Later On" entirely using vocals, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1cra71YVUM silverware, utensils, and food]].
11th Mar '17 10:15:23 AM nombretomado
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* The boss theme "Death and Honor" from ''MadWorld'' uses a chainsaw for counterharmony in the chorus.

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* The boss theme "Death and Honor" from ''MadWorld'' ''VideoGame/MadWorld'' uses a chainsaw for counterharmony in the chorus.
16th Feb '17 4:54:29 PM gewunomox
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** In fact, Pink Floyd even had plans to release an album called ''Household Objects,'' an album that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin would feature music made from common every day items]], but the idea was eventually scrapped. The two songs recorded in the ''Household Objects'' sessions were eventually released on the 2011 box set reissues of ''Music/DarkSideOfTheMoon'' and ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.

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** In fact, Pink Floyd even had plans to release an album called ''Household Objects,'' an album that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin would feature music made from common every day items]], but the idea was eventually scrapped. The two songs recorded in the ''Household Objects'' sessions were eventually released on the 2011 box set reissues of ''Music/DarkSideOfTheMoon'' ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' and ''Music/WishYouWereHere''.
31st Jan '17 4:08:31 AM Getta
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See also SerendipitousSymphony and TrashCanBand. If they actually build an instrument out of it, it's a BizarreInstrument. Compare AnythingCanBeMusic.

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See also InstrumentalWeapon, SerendipitousSymphony and TrashCanBand. If they actually build an instrument out of it, it's a BizarreInstrument. Compare AnythingCanBeMusic.
24th Jan '17 4:03:34 PM Whitewings
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** "The beloved" Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphone, made up of talking fuzzballs who go "Ow!" in tune as Marvin hits them with a mallet. When Buddy Rich guest starred, he performed an extended percussion piece from his dressing room to his drum kit. In his own words, "When I play a theatre, I ''play'' the ''theatre''!"

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** "The beloved" Marvin Suggs and his Muppaphone, made up of talking fuzzballs who go "Ow!" in tune as Marvin hits them with a mallet. mallet.
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When Buddy Rich guest starred, he performed an extended percussion piece from his dressing room to his drum kit. In his own words, "When I play a theatre, I ''play'' the ''theatre''!"
10th Jan '17 12:24:50 PM matteste
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* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', when composing the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAIan0h85Xg theme for Dark Star Thresh]] the composer used dry ice on metal achieve the tones he desired.
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