Kidstruments LIVE

Producer: Playable Streets
Writer: Playable Streets
Directed By: Miles O'Neil

Unreal musical instruments that you can really play!

Synopsis

Kidstruments are weird and wonderful instruments, designed by children. The aim of this work is to connect young people with the contemporary live music scene through the design of new and novel musical instruments.

Kidstruments is a collaboration between children, musicians, artists and festival-goers. This is a project that is interactive and collaborative, promotes invention, and helps to connect inter-generational audiences within a festival context.

KIDSTRUMENTS LIVE is a concert featuring instruments designed by children and played by the finest musicians in the world. Accomplished musicians perform with real-life versions of the very strangest of instruments designed by kids. A family music event where the instruments are weird and the music is great!

The live performance include pre-show workshops with children where they can create their very own Kidstrument!

Video

Additional Videos

Technical Information

Touring Party: 4
Bump-in Time: 1 Day hrs
Bump-out Time: 4 hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

Warm Wash, Coloured Wash

Audio

Staging

  • 3 x Kidstruments are set in fixed positions on stage (see photos)
  • Refer to above link for diagram
  • Smoke is required

Audience & Marketing Notes

Kidstruments are large, bright and very unconventional instruments with sophisticated sound and professional musicians which allows this work to target young audiences through to adult audiences, music lovers, in particular those that enjoy jazz and experimental music. Kidstruments also attract audiences that enjoy being involved in the arts and are interested in and excited about art meeting music!

Selling Points

  • Kidstruments designed in workshops are turned into playable digital instruments on Playableweb.com
  • A kidstrument design competition could be held before the performance leading to a new Kidstrument to be built for the performance
  • Local musicians could be involved and instruments could be demonstrated on local media outlets

Community Engagement

  • Workshops either in venue or schools/ community groups
  • Separate musical performance with local musician, outdoor stage or other public space
  • Artist talks

Details

Contact

Glen

Walton

0404025083

Audience

Venue Format

All

Duration

50 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

02/10/2025

31/12/2027

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

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