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Ever since Stomp figured out that you can make an assload of money by turning garbage-can lids and brooms into instruments, everyone’s been jumping on the DIY music bandwagon. Washboards and Midi Blenders (seriously, Google it) are one thing, but our personal fave is the toilet-seat harp courtesy of the freaks in Argentinean comedy band Les Luthiers.

Sound artist Paolo Nenflidio isn’t quite that mad, but he will transform donated instruments into sonic sculpture as part of his six-week “Social Studies, Project 4” residency at ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center. You can meet Brazil’s Nenflidio and Arizona ceramics master Kurt Weiser at the ASU Art Museum Spring Opening Reception. Weiser will sign exhibition catalogs for his show “Eden Revisited,” which is on display along with “Breathing Is Free 12,756.3: New Work by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba.” In addition, ASU theater students will perform Spectrum, a site-specific interactive performance work created by assistant professor of theater Rachel Bowditch, throughout the evening.

Fri., Feb. 20, 7-9 p.m., 2009


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