We had so much fun being a part of Make Music Day this year! We wanted to share a few of the innovative things that the music community did with our little invention kit on June 21st!
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
Asha Tamirisa made the coolest interactive art sculpture in the park!
so much fun hanging out with this rock synth for Make Music Portland (ME)! the colorful bits are conductive pads, connected to a @makeymakey with sound generated in Max @cycling74. So great to see people of all ages engage and make some sound together pic.twitter.com/aljQRUKooI— asha tamirisa (@asha_tamirisa) June 23, 2022
Here is some video of the Makey Makey sculpture interaction:
Some video! pic.twitter.com/fhSomSUv2O— asha tamirisa (@asha_tamirisa) June 23, 2022
The Village of Waunakee, WI, made instruments out of recyclables for children to play!
A local synth artist, Scott Fradkin used Makey Makeys as a midi controller to control several synths and a drum machine. He coded software to form a bridge between the Makey Makey, his computer, and the synths, and created some really unique different controllers. He offered drop in interactive sessions at the local library to youth and their families.
Check out this Sheboygan-themed instrument of cheese and brats!
Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Sheboygan is known for bratwurst, cheese, chairs (and beer) and feature an exceptionally strong manufacturing base.
We love that they made this epic Makey Makey piano for Make Music Day!
Kids and teens loved this piano too!