Alternative Musical Instruments

Alternative Musical Instruments

I make tuned percussion instruments up-cycled from waste wood, metals and plastics.

North Tottenham

Music & Performing Arts
Arts Education
Music
Craft
  • About

    Will Embliss has been making tuned percussion since learning the balafon on a 6-month trip to Senegal in the 80s.

    Will makes instruments for schools, families, playgrounds, woodlands and notably for Dame Evelyn Glennie. http://www.willembliss.co.uk/?... He also makes interactive sound sculptures and installations. Will mostly tunes to the pentatonic, but diatonic or chromatic scales are available on request.

    A specialist in making tuned percussion instruments, like xylophones, which are upcycled using found wood, metals and plastic. These robust instruments are really easy to make a nice sound on, so can be therapeutic and fun for all.

    He has undertaken school residencies making playground instruments at Druk White Lotus School in Ladakh (India) http://www.willembliss.co.uk/?... and at Multikids Inclusive Academy in Accra (Ghana) http://www.willembliss.co.uk/?... , as well as working in London schools.

    He offers workshops to local primary schools in Science of Sound http://www.willembliss.co.uk/?... , Musical Instrument Making http://www.willembliss.co.uk/?... and the Scrapheap Musical Challenge http://www.willembliss.co.uk/?...

  • Info

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    Self employed / sole trader

    ESTABLISHED

    1986

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