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Making music out of junk

Making music out of junk

Junkman – Manchester, VT
Donald Knaack is a conservatory-trained percussionist, composer, and is also known as “The Junkman.” Living and performing in Manchester, Vermont, he embarked on his journey by chance while seeking a particular pitch. He soon discovered that discarded materials, such as metal pipes and automobile parts, could produce tones not available in traditional instruments. In his hands, ski-poles become wind chimes, silverware becomes bells, and keys become cascading ripples of sound. When not in his studio producing his next Grammy winning album, you can find Donald scouring junkyards and teaching young students about environmental issues.

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earthships use old tires and wate to make homes

Redefining Waste documentary trailer

Redefining Waste documentary is an ongoing series featuring people redefining waste from canners scouring the streets for redeemables; to engineers powering their breweries with waste water; to architects constructing homes out of tires.

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