Amy Farrand is a musician, artist and performer, as well as a science nerd. She likes to repurpose other people’s junk and make new things. She loves finding new solutions to problems, making other people think, and testing limits. She pushes even her own personal boundaries.
The Experimental Instrument Orchestra
At Maker Faire, Farrand will be presenting the Experimental Instrument Orchestra, which makes music and opens minds with trash. The members of the orchestra build their own instruments from discarded materials and junk they find. They believe in recycling from neighborhoods and the environment. They teach clinics to college-level art students and have done workshops for children at the Field Museum in Chicago. The orchestra performs live and has been featured on the BBC as part of the Electric Proms Festival.