Category Archives: Sound

Anything audio-related including examples of my sound collages, mp3 files, wav files, Live Packs, audio samples, discussions of sound experiments and audio software.

First Bolinas Instrument

Another post from the NFMOA Archives: The First Bolinas Instrument . It came into being out of a real fascination with the ephemeral sound of overtones and a strong desire to explore and listen to them. I started looking around … Continue reading

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The Bolinas Balafon

For a change of pace and in keeping with my recent promise, I am today stepping away from the digital decalcomania projects to present some content from the sound experiment and toy-making archives. The Bolinas Balafon lacked any sounding chambers, … Continue reading

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Om Generator

Bolinas Om Generator In 1967, on one of my almost daily beachcombing walks at Agate Beach near Bolinas, California, I found a piece of very weathered, scarred, and pitted black plastic pipe about 12 feet long. The inside diameter was … Continue reading

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The Hummer

Discovery In the mid-1980’s, I went on an all day field trip with several dozen students and a few fellow teachers to the Oakland Museum. During a break I was walking in the gardens of the Museum chatting with some … Continue reading

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The Bolinas Sound Toy

Description Similar to the African Kalimba, the Bolinas Sound Toy (BST), shown here without mics attached, produces a wonderful polyrhythmic array of twanging, clicking, and ticking sounds by simply pressing down then quickly releasing one or more of its twangers … Continue reading

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