Pierre Bastien and Male Instrumenty make an intriguing combination, basically creating a philharmonic orchestra out of handmade Meccano robots and a variety of small childrens instruments and toys. The robots have got the thumb pianos, castanets, steel drum and marimbas covered, while Pierre plays stand-up bass, electric piano, organ and horns. As you could have guessed, it sounds pretty unique but, for conceptual work it’s actually really accessible.
Here’s Piere and the robots playing:: (this is kind of amazing!)
and here’s Male Instrumenty::
I can’t wait to see them performing together!