On Wednesday / 08 / September, Modified Toy Orchestra are performing at Birmingham Town Hall.
Modified Toy Orchestra make experimental electronic music. But, unlike most experimental electronic music there are no laptops, no midi, no samplers and no synthesisers. In fact, no conventional instruments are used at all. Instead, a series of children’s electronic toys, rescued from car boot sales, have been modified to utilise new connections within each toy, liberating the previously disregarded, surplus value always held within their circuits. This is sure to be an unforgettable performance within the wonderful surroundings of the Birmingham Town Hall.
Here’s Brian Duffy, the project originator, on BBC Breakfast demonstrating some of the instruments to a couple of bemused presenters::
And here’s the orchestra playing live at Supersonic 2006::
Tickets for the show are on sale now and are available from here:: http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/modified-toy-orchestra-presents-plastic-planet