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)

back view
back view

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

UBO
UBO

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

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.

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)

skull speakers
skull speakers

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

AQurld Waves 2013
AQurld Waves 2013

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

AQurld Waves 2013
AQurld Waves 2013

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

  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