The music of techno-junk

Craft & Design Music

In this video, “Jankworks,” makes a joyful noise by flicking, banging, twanging, tapping, and triggering various pieces of old tech (drives, phone bells, typewriters, cassette players, etc). Jankworks writes:

I loved the pictures of Mark Tilden’s workshop and it reminded me on the many times, while working on some project, that the clutter and tangle of tools and parts threatens to overtake everything. The link I’ve sent you goes to an, ahem, experimental ‘music’ video I made, using the junk and media components assembled on my shelf, to introduce sound. Yeah, it doesn’t make much sense to me either, but it was fun (and challenging) to create. Thought you might enjoy.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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