Dennis Conquest: A Prolific Maker of Percussion Instruments

SKF NOTE: I especially like Mr. Conquest’s “dump drums.” Harry Partch must be smiling.

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Last updated 14:27, January 2 2015

Raglan carpenter and musician Dennis Conquest can make the most melodious of musical instruments out of the most unlikely of materials.

“I am a musician, not a performer. But I am a social musician. We are inviting people to come and play on these instruments each day the exhibition is on. From 10am to 2pm there will be an open jam session, for anyone who wants to come along.

“I am just a prolific maker of things. If you have a look in my workshop I have got projects all over the place.

“I have always felt its to gift to have this creativity. It’s a blessing to be able to do this when everyone else is at work and thinking all the usual terrible thoughts. I’m very lucky.”

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