Participants will create their own fantasy designs of musical instruments on paper with pencil, under the influence of Hilton’s music, which he will play on musical instruments he designed and built. Participants may design instruments or represent the space in which they imagine that music might exist. Hilton will discuss the importance of design in his practice, and demonstrate and play different types of instruments.
Robert S. Hilton designs, builds, and plays unique musical instruments. He often uses and re-purposes materials not usually associated with creating musical sounds. His instruments are often sculptural in nature,but music is the ultimate goal. Hilton started making musical instruments in 1974, and since then has played and exhibited his art in numerous major venues.