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'Stupid Orchestra', A Symphony of Household Appliances: Music or Monstrosity?

Degenerated Man 2011/03/22 21:41:14
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Ok this is so awesome -- German composer Michael Petermann spent the last 8 yeas turning a bunch of vintage appliances into a functional orchestra. To me it's totally music, but other people might disagree. Either way, it took a lot of hard work and techno-coordination!

Blödes Orchester [is] the ultimate intersection of design, technology, and the arts. Translated as “Stupid Orchestra” as a result of the “musicians” limited capabilities, the Blödes Orchester features classic household design appliances made between 1912 and 1975 as the players. Some notes in the symphony were played by the Braun Aromaster, a coal-fueled Miele washing machine from 1955, Braun Sixtant razors from three different decades, and Goertz’s Starmix mixers, all of which Petermann purchased at flea markets or on eBay.

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  • alexhead 2011/03/22 22:01:57
    Music
    alexhead
    +5
    It has rhythm, structure, there are different pitches. It's actually pretty traditional in that sense. Love it :)

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  • shelly.slader 2013/10/09 21:45:09
  • Klynn 2011/08/27 00:53:44
    Music
    Klynn
    Structually, it is music. That doesn't mean it is pleasant to listen to. How did this guy not go crazy while making this? But I give him props, this takes dedication and talent.
  • GayDefender 2011/05/17 00:59:42
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    GayDefender
    I'm not sure what I'd call it but it gives me a headache.
  • The_Anti_Obama 2011/05/14 16:58:14
    Music
    The_Anti_Obama
    Heh, I would love to see the score.
  • Rockinrollchika 2011/04/28 06:37:06
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    Rockinrollchika
    I don't know if I would label it music, simply because it would depend solely on the musicians and their ablity to play their "instruments" On the other hand I don't see it as a monstrosity because it's a clever idea that- performed well- could be an amazing thing to listen to.
  • AÇUCAR 2011/04/25 21:47:51
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    AÇUCAR
    that's would be cool freestyle for rapper!
    follow the rithm lD
  • The5thraptordisciple 2011/04/19 17:19:26
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    The5thraptordisciple
    Not quite music or monstoristy but actually a bit of performance art. I'm sure some rapper will turn it into music or monstoristy after a bit of production.
  • . 2011/04/13 03:52:45
  • Jaaaade. 2011/04/11 14:15:55
    Music
    Jaaaade.
    That is amazing!
  • Alli 2011/04/05 20:00:12
    Music
    Alli
    I could only be more impressed if they were making me dinner at the same time!
  • Firefly 2011/04/04 21:56:38
    Music
    Firefly
    Ha ! Love it !

    Especially compared to some of the other stuff out there in the world today, called 'music' !

    ~smiles, and jus'sayin' ~ Peace !
  • hollymissdolly 2011/04/02 18:43:43
    Music
    hollymissdolly
    this composer is brilliantly showing the world how there is music everywhere!
  • TL 2011/03/30 19:58:44
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    TL
    +1
    Well - I'm impressed....
  • KeviBotha 2011/03/30 13:46:50
    Music
    KeviBotha
    +1
    not bad
  • sirru 2011/03/28 21:04:59
    Music
    sirru
    +1
    It is a beautiful work of art, and the sounds are actually quite nice.
  • XX 2011/03/28 00:32:40
    Music
    XX
    +1
    It kind of brings a smile to my face and that is good enough. I am busy.
  • AngieMaranellPeck 2011/03/26 20:13:40
    Music
    AngieMaranellPeck
    +1
    awesome! he should do power tools next!
  • Jazzyjimmy56 2011/03/26 15:21:43
    Other...
    Jazzyjimmy56
    Not my cup of Tea!
    by the way, I am a musician
  • AngieMa... Jazzyji... 2011/03/26 20:16:05
    AngieMaranellPeck
    by the way so what. lol! j/k! someone had to say it!
  • Jazzyji... AngieMa... 2011/03/26 22:22:50
    Jazzyjimmy56
    thanks, couldn't help myself
  • lidebide 2011/03/26 11:59:07
    Music
    lidebide
    +1
    coool!
  • mewycg 2011/03/26 00:07:34
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    mewycg
    +4
    Cool! And a small fortune in vintage appliances.
  • Silent_Girl 2011/03/25 18:38:30
    Music
    Silent_Girl
    +1
    ((I like! it's the real industrial sound of the modern world))
  • AlexandraShiligina 2011/03/25 15:30:29
    Music
    AlexandraShiligina
    I like! it's the real industrial sound of the modern world)) think soon there'll be remixes with added electronic melodies =))))
  • VanillaSpice 2011/03/25 07:20:39
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    VanillaSpice
    Hmmmm, not bad, I think its pretty cool! It's just not my type of music.
  • Cora 2011/03/25 03:33:14
    Monstrosity
    Cora
    That's not music it's actually an annoying, irritating noise. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagggggghhh.
  • SimonYoungRoth 2011/03/25 01:55:50
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    SimonYoungRoth
    not quite sure... I'm a musician too, studied 10 years and heard a lot of thing 'I' won't call Music, but was catalogued as music anyway...
  • LoRiCrOsS 2011/03/24 15:43:36
    Music
    LoRiCrOsS
    +2
    SO VERY CREATIVE!! Power tools would have been a great add in! NICE JOB!
  • GarahBailey 2011/03/24 13:34:26
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    GarahBailey
    Not really sure
  • AttilaZeitgeist 2011/03/24 12:55:36
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    AttilaZeitgeist
    not sure about this one
  • Fresh 2011/03/24 06:36:13
    Monstrosity
    Fresh
    OUCH!! do not let this dude near a glass house.
  • panic at the disco fangirl 2011/03/24 05:45:31
    Monstrosity
    panic at the disco fangirl
    I just watched that video below - fruckin ear bleed! If you're going to use household objects at least make them sound pretty!
  • Ms. Peacock 2011/03/24 03:43:10
    Music
    Ms. Peacock
    +4
    They should be teaching people to think outside the box when it comes to art especially. I think it was very interesting, although it is not what I would choose as listening music, but I felt it! Thanks for sharing!
  • BrokenArrow 2011/03/24 01:55:08
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    BrokenArrow
    +1
    Wonder what he could come up with if he used his powers for good....lol
  • <3 Im oNlY hUmAn <3 2011/03/23 22:51:47
    Other...
    <3 Im oNlY hUmAn <3
    its stupid
  • Sheila 2011/03/23 21:19:15
    Music
    Sheila
    Interesting. Innovative. Creative. Unique. Entertaining. But nothing I would chose to hear again. The crescendo went on just past the point of being annoying and unnerving.
  • Annie 2011/03/23 21:14:27
    Other...
    Annie
    who thought of it?
  • Rocky 2011/03/23 21:06:29
    Monstrosity
    Rocky
    LOL! You obviously haven't had to.....either repair a frigging appliance...or wait for two or three days for a repairman to arrive to repair a disfunctional appliance. A symphony of Appliances. A joke...right?
  • vern 2011/03/23 20:50:33
    Monstrosity
    vern
    I had high hopes for it but they could have done more. I wouldn't necessarily say it's a monstrosity but it does not sound like music to me. But that's just my opinion. :)

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  • Bruiser 2011/03/23 20:24:53
    Music
    Bruiser
    +1
    It makes me think of "Mechanical Rap".
    I'm no fan of rap but I could definitely feel the rhythm of the machines.
    Pretty cool, if you ask me,

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