Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Brass Instruments Turned Into Works of Art

Brass Instruments Turned Into Works of Art
Sculptor Phil Neal turns brass instruments into works of art
It's always fascinating to see what our customers get up to with their new instruments, whether they're taking them on the road, making a new addition to their studio or taking their first music lesson.

When one of our customers, Phil Neal from Welbeck, sent us a photo of what he'd been creating with some of our brass instruments bought from our eBay shop, we had to find out more.

Phil is a sculptor and brass enthusiast. He says, "brass instruments are a passion, I play them, I collect them and when they're beyond playing I recycle them!"

He first had an idea for his 'Sax Man' sculpture when he needed to brighten up the yard outside his studio.

He'd been given some farming wheels by a friend in the brass band he plays in, and incorporated some woodwind by swapping a wooden bowl he had made in exchange for a bent alto saxophone.

"A sax is no good without a player," said Phil, "so I used a part of my non-playing old brass instrument collection to create a pedalling, playing sax man!"

The Sax Man occupied his studio area until it was knocked over by a dog and the soldered joints gave way. it was reincarnated into a piece called the 'Bell Tailed Helium Bird'. Visit Phil Neal's Facebook page to find out more about his work.

How many different brass instruments can you spot in each sculpture?

Follow Gear4music on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to hear about product launches, music news and competitions.

By Alice Thomson

Photographs Courtesy of Phil Neal.

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:51 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

The Darkglass Microtubes B3K V2 Bass Overdrive pedal is the quintessential tool for those bassists looking to develop and diversify their bass sound.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

The Meris Polymoon Delay Pedal takes inspiration from the likes of legend's Allan Holdsworth and Frank Zappa, who pushed rack delays to their 'absolute limits'.

6 Oct 2017 09:42
thumbnail

Featuring intuitive dual engine technology, the CA98 replicates an authentic and nuanced tone typical associated with the traditional grand piano.

6 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Able to replicate the sounds of an acoustic piano, the Kawai Concert Artist CA78 Digital Piano is the ideal for those looking to advance their existing skillset.

6 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Kawai releases the affordable Concert Artist CA48. With new features, intermediate players can develop their skill set through an easy-to-use interface.

6 Oct 2017 00:10
thumbnail

Universal Audio is offering you some of the industries leading plugins including Neve, Fairchild and Lexicon absolutely free with Universal Audio's Apollo Twin.

3 Oct 2017 16:49

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Darklgass Electronics has just introduced a new and improved upgrade to their sensationally popular Preamp Pedal, the much anticipated B7K V2 Bass Preamp pedal.

16 Oct 2017 14:31
thumbnail

The 2.0 update has been designed to improve the overall functionality and workflow of the Katana series, granting a number of new and intuitive features

13 Oct 2017 15:28
thumbnail

With 1 of only 3 St Vincent Masseduction guitars in the world now in stock at Gear4music make sure you don't miss out on a veritable piece of rock history.

13 Oct 2017 12:31
thumbnail

Able to demonstrate an excellent clarity through your music, the Presonus Eris 3.5 Two-Way Active Speakers are the perfect addition to any home-based studio.

11 Oct 2017 15:40
thumbnail

The Elektron Octatrack MKII builds upon the previous Elektron MKI, bringing a whole host of new features, functionalities and exciting hardware changes to bear.

11 Oct 2017 11:13
thumbnail

Versatile in its functionality, the Uber Mic offers the user extended performance capabilities, including the inclusion of various microphone configurations.

10 Oct 2017 15:00