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  • Grades K-12


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Program Description:

Inspired by the sounds his mechanic father made while working in the garage, The Junkman™ developed a music based upon the sounds of found objects, finding encouragement and direction from his mentor and collaborator, the legendary John Cage. Before long, and long before the green movement even existed, The Junkman™ was playing exclusively on recycled materials, composing a new style of music forged by their unique timbres, and guided by the artistic mantra, “tools that are no good require more skill” Junk Music™ had been born.
Just as The Junkman™ teaches us to be kind to Mother Earth and each other, Junk Music™ has been very kind to the Grammy-nominated Junkman™. Junk Music™ has been performed at classical, rock, new age, eco, future, opera, world, jazz and street events & venues worldwide, at stadiums with the likes of Eminem, Blink 182, The Black Eyed Peas, in television commercials for ESPN, The NBA, Electronic Arts, Air BnB, PowerDot, Nike, and Paddle to Live, in commissions for Twyla Tharp Dance, The Kennedy Center, American Dance Festival and American Ballet Theatre, and across all mediums, including Late Night with Conan O’Brien, CBS Sunday Morning, CBS News, National Public Radio, the BBC, Associated Press, and Billboard Magazine.

Program Tags: 

  • Music