FBR was delighted to host Greenspace NYC‘s Structure of Sound: Music from Found Objects workshop on June 2nd with artist Robert Bohn. Participants considered the properties of sound and explored the FBR space seeking out found objects that made unique noises. Under Bohn’s guidance, the noise-makers built a variety of imaginative instruments that they played together in a Found Object Orchestra!
The FBR floor staff had a great time marveling at the creativity involved in each instrument & the process it took for participants to discover how to get just the right sound. Check out some of their creations in the RE-Gallery:
They made a shaker instrument out of curtain rings meticulously clipped to a fork…Incredible!
About the Artist: Robert Bohn
Robert Bohn is a New Yorker and artist who draws inspiration from his city’s streets, literally. Utilizing discarded materials found on the sidewalks, Bohn recreates trash, transforming it into a work of art. This alone is unique, but the work does not stop there: upon completion of a piece, Bohn places the newly created art back into its native environment and allows New Yorkers to ignore or appreciate it as they may. His work is subtle and inventive, filled with Bohn’s hope to influence the way members of the community perceive their surroundings – no matter how mundane – and to inspire others to find innovative use in the city’s many available resources.
Besides his personal projects, Robert Bohn has taught art and animation courses at various institutions. His own work has been featured in multiple exhibitions and Bohn has received a number of rewards for his artistic achievements. To find out more, take a look at Bohn’s personal tumblr (http://robertbohn.tumblr.com/).