CLASSICAL MUSIC / Upbeat: Off the road
Saturday 11 June 1994
The goal is to provide the instruments for use in performances in concert and on CD of Milbrodt's latest composition, The Car, for voice and large ensemble. The piece will '. . . illustrate how man's mobility influences culture, language and ideas around the world'. Milbrodt has so far created a mandolin from an air filter and a xylophone out of windscreen glass. Creations still to come include a harp made out of a door, a giant drum for which plastic is stretched across the car boot, and a range of wind instruments constructed from bits and bobs of piping. A television documentary is covering the whole process.
The composer has lined up some serious names in the music business to record The Car, among them the saxophonist Dennis DiBlasio and Ward Swingle, founder of the Swingle Singers. Milbrodt retains a sense of perspective about the whole idea. 'I could give the car to the junk man or make a piece of music out of it. The music sounded like more fun.'
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