If you’ve ever held a credit card or a ruler against a counter, with a bit overhanging the edge and turned it into a musical instrument, you’ll have an idea of what this is all about.
The project above project was a promotion for local Austrian banks, but it’s also a great demonstration of what you could do if you wanted to make some DIY instruments out of bank cards.
Vienna-based composer Dr. Richard Eigner describes the project::
Mario Wienerroither, Gernot Ottowitz (Audiobakery) and me have been approached by Young & Rubicam with a very intriguing idea: build instruments out of cash cards and write a musical piece with the freshly assembled sonic devices for their client »Erste Bank & Sparkasse«. Challenge accepted! You can see the result above. The video was shot by our dear friends from Jenside. This page features my very own cash card instruments designs.
Here are a few of the instruments that the team created and played in this video:
- Musicbox Cash Cards
- Cash Card Duochord
- Cash Card Kalimba
- Cash Card Laserbass
- Cash Card Monochord
- Cash Card Ratchet Snare
- Cash Card Ratchet Shaker