Linsey Pollak - The Carrot Musician
Here's a guy who can do incredible things with a simple carrot. When Linsey hits the stage expect the unexpected!
What does he do?? he plays carrots - Yes!! combining comedy with music making, and generally giving people a good time.
He is a home-styled kitchenhand with a difference. He’s eccentric, hilarious and totally irresistable. And he lives in a musical world where all is possible.... From the moment that he walks into the kitchen, everything becomes musical. He even transforms a carrot into a clarinet before our very eyes. Using digital technology to record sounds instantaneously the audience is able to see each piece being constructed layer by layer, with all the sounds coming from the cooking utensils and food.
This musical world that Linsey creates is more than a series of clever tricks. It is an aural world of depth, energy and beauty. Although the materials are disconcertingly simple, the music itself is complex, rich and emotive, ranging from energetic and percussive cross rhythms to haunting and lyrical woodwind (or should we say vegiewind) melodies.
Linsey Pollak is an artist with a reputation for not only creating, but also playing instruments made out of everything from carrots, watering cans, chairs, bins and brooms to rubber gloves. For over 30 years, he has toured in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Europe.
See also the people who play carrot pan pipes! - CLICK HERE.
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