THE SCRAP HEAP CHALLENGE

Dustbins, lids, car wheels, drain pipes, scrap metal.............an industry of sound!

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The Scrap Heap Challenge is a remarkable session creating a huge array of sounds and rhythms that will leave the participant animated, amazed at their achievement and optimistic about life.
It is an amazing journey with inanimate objects constructing new boundaries in music making.

The delegate will learn to play the purpose made clank-a-phone, bat-phone and the chain gang as well as create a unique funky groove with their fellow workers. A new outlook on making music out of junk, scrap and ordinary household products will be learned.

Workshops and sessions include instruments made out of ordinary scrap/junk and forgotten items, taking it in turns to play each instrument and working together with colleagues in creating urban music never to be forgotten.

Below are just some of the unique instruments you will discover:

THE CHAIN GANG

A unique instrument invented by Big Beat involving bin lids and chains! Be amazed at the sound you can make with metal.

BAT PHONES

Drainpipes with u-bends make for an interesting resonance. Played with bats, drainpipes will never seem the same again.

CAR WHEELS

A wheelie good metal sound thrashed out on old car wheels, minus the rubber!

FUNKY BIN SECTION

Play that funky bin, with broom handles and energy. It's not a rubbish sound but a clatter of metal providing the driving hum for the whole group.

Format
From 10 to 500
Can be split into smaller elements then brought back together
Design/bring your own instruments
Great for recycle awareness
Can be combined with other drumming sessions


Download the pdf for the Scrap Heap Challenge