Thinking about a mannequin to run off the machinery, a Darwinian take on the patroness of Catalonia and her composite stone chimneys came to one’s fetid brain:
Has anyone else noticed the similarity between the Catalan regional patron and her mountains, and a monkey and its barrel organ pipes?
(The stop-motion monkey unharmed by this collage is by the excellent Graham Read.)
- Small organ made from a cannibalised harmonica
Step-By-Step guide showing how to build a small Monkey style Crank Organ using a set of reed plates from a harmonica. The organ is made out of 1/4″ gray PVC plastic. Canvas coated with silicone rubber replaces expensive leather bellows. The organ can be made using materials found almost everywhere. The organ can be build …
QE1 once sent an organ avec grinder but sans monkey to Sultan Mehmet, but I don’t think anything good came of it–at any rate, there’s not much Orlando Gibbons being played in Istanbul these days.
Biciclown, the excellent Álvaro Neil, is in Istanbul at the moment. Here’s one of his promotional videos:
And here’s de heer
- ¡Está abierta la tienda en linea! / The online shop is open!
Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate, etc. etc.
- Generic description of pipes
The tubular and conical wooden pipes are made on a lathe and tuned with stopped plugs. Larger (lath) pipes are long rectangular tubes made by sticking four thin slats of wood together with glue and carving a whistle for the end. Wooden tubes that can be seen are layered with gold or aluminium paint before …
- Magnificent French orgue de barbarie entertainer
He’s got a false arm, he’s a spoons virtuoso, he’s got a good hat, his monkey plays the violin. In short, a genius:
- He’s got a pole support and the organ strapped round his neck, like all the guys in Mexico DF. That’s fine, although I imagine it must cause back trouble, but I