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Fake Keyboard 2011 Collection by hyronomous Fake Keyboard 2011 Collection by hyronomous
Alex Warble FAKE KEYBOARDS 2010-2011
Recycled Synesthetic Music/Color Sculpture-
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I have made over 100 of these keyboards in my lifetime. I really enjoy making keyboards and new hybrid musical instruments out of wood and other recycled materials I find outside in the urban landscape of Memphis Tennessee. By utilizing color theory, and painting the keyboards unlikely colors due to the name of the keyboard, I feel I achieve something that infers a sort of music as one views the keyboards. particularly for musicians who play with lots of synthesizers -
I am always drawn to the keyboards at yard sales, flea mrkts., and Thrift shops that are cheap and brightly colored. This one I got is so out of tune and it is green - i started thinking how would a lavender keyboard sound if it only had one setting?

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These keyboards are made from recycled materials found on the streets of Memphis Tennessee, I feel these materials imbue the art objects / instruments with special qualities that makes them Memphis folk art .

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Eggnogg-Artt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool. I love what you say about each keyboard having a colour and - potentially - a sound to match. Makes me think how awesome it would be if there were a bunch of working collectible synthesisers and keyboards, each with a unique sound. Would make a pretty neat happy-meal toy, at least :D
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hyronomous Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   General Artist
or an iphone app :)
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ayfere Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
those are sooo cute! :)
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windowfog Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So weird, but so cool.
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DeadNettlez Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you staying dry my friend? I hear the rivers are quite high!
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hyronomous Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   General Artist
hope you stay dry down there !
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DeadNettlez Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
bubble bublle bulbllhbble
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hyronomous Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   General Artist
yes indeed, i am in midtown, thankfully my place didn't flood.
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laresistance Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
taha ! ow man, these are still so awesome !! can't get enough of them. you should do a show only with fake instruments
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hyronomous Featured By Owner May 16, 2011   General Artist
i did it , last night, everyone walked out of the bar , but now i can say I did it :D
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