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The Sewing Machine Orchestra Gives New Life to Old Machines

— April 15, 2011 — Tech
Martin Messier and the Canada Council for the Arts have given old sewing machines a new life as beautiful music machines in the Sewing Machine Orchestra. The Sewing Machine Orchestra is composed entirely of eight sewing machines making beautiful music with their operating noises.

The music of the Sewing Machine Orchestra is accompanied by a light show that makes the whole thing look like more of a rave DJ's show kit than an art project. Found object orchestras have become a lot more popular as of recent, which is good if you're a music lover constantly looking for the next great sound. With great music being produced by everything from sewing machines to empty schools, it is only a matter of time until we see a major band playing found objects as instruments.
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