If it vibrates, it can sing

Making weird instruments for stage, schools & parks for 20 years

Musical Instrument Design

Designer of Stomp’s Lost and Found Orchestra, Instruments for Royal Philharmonic, Dame Evelyn Glennie, RHS Bronze medal design, Hollywood movie props. BBC Dragon’s Den survivor

Outdoor Musical Instruments

Designing and manufacturing outdoor musical instruments for schools, play parks, Sculptural and bespoke designs. Consultancy to manufacturers

Creative

Documentary Film maker, Musician, Artist, Engineer. MFA Fine Art with Distinction

Someone has to make this stuff. Right?

WEIRD INSTRUMENTS & SOUND SCULPTURES SINCE 2000

You may have enjoyed some of Paul’s ‘bingbangbong’ sculptures, instruments and designs in schools and playparks around the world or seen Paul on BBC Dragon’s Den.

Paul Marshall from N Ireland has a background creating weird musical instruments for performance and theatrical groups such as STOMP’s Lost & Found Orchestra, professional musicians like Dame Evelyn Glennie and professional ensembles like the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
TALK TO ME…
CASE STUDY

LOST & FOUND ORCHESTRA

“WE WOULD LIKE TO CREATE A VERSION OF STOMP WITH HOME MADE ORCHESTRAL INSTRUMENTS, CAN YOU HELP?”

STRINGS (CHORDOPHONES)

Blue Barrel Cellos

Bed Harp 157 instrument
DRUMS (MEMBRANOPHONES)

1m wide soup cauldron tympani

Blue Barrel Cuicas
KEYBOARDS & CHIMES (IDIOPHONES)

Aluminium Resonated Keyboard

3ft x 1ft Keys on marimba – watercooler resos Copper Chime Churns Suspended, mounted & dipped chimes Bottle chimes
PIPES AND WHISTLES (AEROPHONES)

Bottle Bellows

2 x octave 4 inch pipes bellow pumped organ. Garden Hose & funnel natural trumpets. One note whistles

How does that work?

The design of musical instruments is simply about creating and controlling vibration and recognising or creating that potential. When we look at objects and materials, we see only the purpose for which they normally used. Many objects have additional properties that may be repurposed for musical use.

I’ll bet you’re dangerous…

I have been taking stuff apart since I could hold a screwdriver, to be fair I did blow myself across the room once as a child. Designs however conform to BSEN1176: the Playground Standards

A lifelong fascination with sound, engineering and a love of percussion combine practically in an instrument designer and instrument design consultant. Technical meets creative.

Bingbangbong designed and Produced Outdoor Musical Instruments along with bespoke sensory and play items for over 10 years and exported around the globe. Paul’s ownership has been continuous along with his reservation of all design rights and intellectual property.

Paul is fortunate to have toured the world as a professional musician. He has been playing drums since age 5 and percussion of the world for over 30 years.

Paul has built many drums including huge Lambegs, Bushmills barrel Taiko drums and Bodhrans. It started with drums, it’s still about drums…