original instruments

Trans #2 created wtih 

Kyma Synth & MetaSynth software.

Trans #3 created with  Seesaw instruments, Kyma Synth and Meta Synth software

front view
front view

Sprahng, Aqualips, Petite Titons, Koto/Veen, Hysterine, XR drums, (low frequency Extended Range drums), and Random Rhythm Generator (1969)

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back view
back view

Sprahng, Aqualips, Petite Titons, Koto/Veen, Hysterine, XR drums, (low frequency Extended Range drums), and Random Rhythm Generator (1969)

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HUMMERS: Wooden headed drums with resonant objects attached to greatly extend the resonance. HYPER-TUBALUMS: Regular drum heads top narrow tubes long enough to suggest an echo as sound travels the 10–25 feet length.

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Dresden and Chain timpani designed and built by Rich O'Donnell about 1968, and refurbished by Mark Guthrie in 2004. Now in the possession of Mike Crusoe-Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

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Dresden and Chain timpani designed and built by Rich O'Donnell about 1968, and refurbished by Mark Guthrie in 2004. Now in the possession of Mike Crusoe-Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

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THROD One of two Analog Synthesizers built by Rich and Tom Hamilton '74-'76. This large, early hybrid synthesizer, features computer controlled, (Commodore 128) patching system, digital sequencer, (the small box in the picture), a 4 channel sound distribution system with real time, finger controlled panning, and touch activated keyboard. All pre-MIDI. Too big to take to gigs however.

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Road Set-up
Road Set-up

They're very portable, unique and fits into one suitcase. A close examination will reveal the double beater and tilting hi-hat device. Used on the recording TO SING, Leroy Jenkins' Art of Improvisation .

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UBO
UBO

These instruments may be bowed or struck. Water, inside, creates a pitch/timbral shift.

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CLOWNS
CLOWNS

outdoor drums made from large pvc pipes shaped and topped by wooden heads with springs attached to resonant objects, and Pollock inspired visuals.

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hyper-tubalums in different reincarnations, clowns, hummers in performance with Jim Hegarty at Eye Drum in Atlanta, GA (12/04) and at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City (11/05)

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skull speakers
skull speakers

hearing through bone conduction. Held on the skull or collar bones and used in HEARdng Cats production Inside Outside 2012

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AQurld Waves 2013
AQurld Waves 2013

For St. Louis' first underwater concert these instruments were created to sound in water.

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AQurld Waves 2013
AQurld Waves 2013

For St. Louis' first underwater concert these instruments were created to sound in water.

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  O'Donnell Multi Timbrel Triangle Beaters with Case with The  Harlan Tambourine . Now availbe at www.harlanpersussion.com 
O'Donnell Multi Timbrel Triangle Beaters with Case and The  Harlan Tambourine