Reflecting on Ken Butler’s extraordinary instruments

The USC News website has posted a brief article about artist/musician/inventor Ken Butler’s Visions & Voices presentation, “Hybrid Visions, Anxious Objects,” which was was organized by USC Thornton Composition faculty member Veronika Krausas and USC Roski ceramicist Karen Koblitz.

The news story about the September 21 event noted that Butler “plucks, bows, strums and taps on an array of fanciful stringed instruments built on the chassis of old tennis rackets, hockey sticks, an umbrella, a toothbrush. Sometimes he just attaches a guitar pickup to unprepared objects, transforming them into exotic percussion instruments.”

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