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Carrot Man | Seven Hills
24 January, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Linsey Pollak is “Carrot Man”. He didn’t want to be “Carrot Man” but the name sort of stuck (that’s what happens when a video with you drilling out a carrot and turning it into a clarinet goes viral). He tried to ignore the name, he even stopped making carrot clarinets for a while, but now he’s decided to embrace it, because after all, the Carrot Clarinet is the perfect example of his philosophy that “music is all around us and we are all musicians”. Linsey makes music by live-looping instruments of his own invention, such as “Mr Curly” (a contra-bass clarinet made from garden hose) which, sounding like a 70’s synth, will have audiences bopping in their seats.
After the show why not try your hand at making a Foonki? “What ‘s a Foonki?” Well …. it’s a reed instrument with a membrane reed. The membrane is made from a garbage bag and is attached to a garden irrigation T- junction fitting and the body of the instrument is a large slurpy drinking straw. AND …..it sounds Foonky! Make your own under the tutelage of Linsey Pollak (the Foonki’s inventor).
10am – Performance 1 (suitable for children 5+ years + parents / carers)
11am – Workshop 1 (suitable for children 11+ years)
1pm – Performance 2 (suitable for children 5+ years + parents / carers)
2pm – Workshop 2 (suitable for children 11+ years)
FREE EVENT – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!
Presented as part of Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Children’s Program. This Event is produced by Red Chair.
Image credit: Dylan Evans