Dylan Martorell’s astounding art: Creating music out of junk

Published: 04th January 2013 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2013 09:59 AM   |  A+A-


The articles he labouriously collected were mostly junk of various shapes and colours, but the sounds that Dylan Martorell created after piecing them together was nothing less than musical. 

Curious onlookers looked on with gaiety, as the 41-year-old Scottish artist from Australia began gathering discarded stuff - some of them from the just-concluded New Year Carnival.

At the Vasco da Gama Square off the beach in Fort Kochi, Dylan brought in materials like coconut shells, bricks, stones, bottles, water jar, a plastic basket and even a wheelbarrow.It took him a little over half-an-hour to set up an improvised robotic percussion drum-kit.

“Once I managed to get my inputs, I knew it was not a tough task,”  said Dylan, who has a similar set exhibited at the Aspinwall House, the main venue of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale that began on December 12, 2012.

Dylan also extended his artistry to a bicycle, which soon began producing jingling sounds. Dylan repeated the performance with another set of junk material at the Pachalam Ground.


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