Alex Warble FAKE KEYBOARDS 2010-2011
Recycled Synesthetic Music/Color Sculpture-
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?
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 .
check out a song that goes along with this (free download)[link]