Experimental/homemade musical instruments were shown during interstitials on M2 in the late '90s?
January 19, 2011 9:33 PM   Subscribe

Do you know anything about the man whose experimental musical instruments were shown during interstitials on M2 (became MTV2) in the late '90s? I don't remember much about the instruments, but they were obviously handmade, mostly constructed out of household items. I seem to remember stringed instruments and organ-like things.
posted by anarch to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
Could it be Ken Butler? He makes crazy stringed instruments out of shovels, toothbrushes, etc. His bio mentions "Station ID’s for MTV (M2)."

I saw him play at the Knitting Factory in the late 90s. Fun stuff!
posted by moonmilk at 9:40 PM on January 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's the guy. Thanks!
posted by anarch at 9:43 PM on January 19, 2011


Videos, if any are curious. Thanks again.
posted by anarch at 9:47 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


(paging Samm...)
posted by mykescipark at 11:15 PM on January 19, 2011


This question reminded me of Harm Goslink Kuiper, a Dutch artists who does similar things. Check out his work.
posted by monospace at 11:58 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Someone who *also* did spots on M2 using homemade instruments (notably, his electrozither) was Brian Dewan.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:33 AM on January 21, 2011


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