Having distilled the musical virtues of discarded objects such as plastic bottles and used tin cans, the unbridled luthier Max Vandervorst now wields scissors in an assault on a most fragile and improbable substance : paper and cardboard.
Woodwinds, strings and percussion are well represented in this quasi-symphonic instrumentarium. Little by little, guided by rustlings, tearings and manipulations , our eyes (and ears) will discover a flute, the harp/book, Bo Diddley’s guitar built from a box of Dash, a saxophone worthy of the great Adolphe, and even a brilliant organistic finale to a not-so-ordinary concert.
Max Vandervorst is composer and inventor of musical instruments. Since 1988, he has put together a number of performances, showcasing instruments he created using a wide variety of objects as raw material : “Symphony for Abandoned Objects”, “Concerto for Two Bicycles”, “The Man from Spa”, “The paper orchestra”, have all been performed numerous times in many different countries.
He is also a prolific composer of stage music and the designer of the “Maison de la Pataphonie” in Dinant (Belgium). He has written several reference books dealing with “Unbridled Instruments”, which inspired numerous artistic projects in Europe and elsewhere. He frequently intervenes as an instructor at the CFMI (French university) and leads international workshops (Torino, Montreux, Barcelona, Paris).