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19R157L - Sanctum of the Forgotten Tune
June 6-9, 2019
Thursday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Michael deMeng

19R157L - Sanctum of the Forgotten Tune

19R157L - Sanctum of the Forgotten Tune19R157L - Sanctum of the Forgotten Tune

Over the years I have acquired many interesting bits and pieces of discarded goodies, but I have to admit that some of the most interesting of them were musical instruments. Usually by the time I get them all the melodies of their past lives have long faded; old trumpets, violins, oboes, and guitars are just dusty shells destined for a corner in the attic.

Or … perhaps, not … One thing I have noticed about musical instruments is that the old life never really leaves them. The brass, the mahogany, and ivory, though marked, still have a voice … though perhaps it is not a voice that can be heard … but rather seen.

In this class, you will bring old discarded instruments, and we will retune them … not to play music … but so that they speak as a visual art form. Using the process of assemblage you will alter and/or combine broken violins, piano keys, trumpets, etc., and give them a new beginning as a shrine or sculpture. Music to your eyes.

Extra Credit: You get bonus points if your sanctum is able to make noise!!!

Level: Beginner and above

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Tuition $550

Meet the Instructor: Michael deMeng

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