What is this Goblin Orchestra?

I’m a great fan of design. Especially product design. I also play the guitar. Rather less than I would like to, but I play it all the same. I’m a great believer in the power of community and of the open source movement.

And so I came up with an idea late 2013 about creating a band that encompasses all of these ideas into one thing. And thus the Goblin Orchestra was born.

The Goblin Orchestra is a band that writes, records and performs its own music on instruments that it creates.

That’s is. Through this simple idea I want to meet like-minded individuals, build a community and play great music whilst using as many open source tools and methodologies as we can. One of these methodologies is the Open Band Approach.

The Open Band Approach

Now, I’m not sure how this will pan out and there are other ideas floating around that I would like to implement, but this is the beginning of an idea I can get behind and that is half the battle. We’re also currently based in Amsterdam and I’m not sure if that is a problem or a challenge, we’ll just have to see what happens.

How can I help?

Right now we need people that are interested in the idea and want to become part of the band. At the moment it is just me. I’ve got some software, I’ve got a slide diddly-bow that I have created and I am working on a 4-string guitar thing. I’m going to keep chipping away at this, and then write some songs and try and put it all together.

I’d like some company. So, if you’re up for this, please sign up, get in touch and we’ll work on the master plan together.



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