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Vive le Vent (Jingle Bells) played on homemade instruments

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Belgian composer and musical instrument inventor Max Vandervorst conveys his holiday wishes through homemade instruments made from things found around the house. In 2019 the video above, Vandervorst plays Vive le Vent (Jingle Bells) on metal, glass, and ceramic kitchen items to wish everyone a Joyeux Noël et bonne année 2020. Each piece happens to create the tone that he needs. There’s also a horn included to cover more than one note.

Vandervorst playing on found items
In the video below, via Dust to Digital, Vandervorst arranges just five large nails on an empty sardine tin to perform the Christmas classic. What look like rubber pieces along the tin’s edge help the nails create loud clear tones.


nails on a sardine can
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