Tui award-winning Children's Musician Levity Beet is excited to announce the release of a Musical Inventions web-series for NZ Music Month.
The 5-part series, funded by NZ On Air, introduces audiences to a creative little backyard studio in Takaka. Levity shows viewers how to be musical inventors, creating a new instrument each episode; a castanet from native harakeke, fizzunkafone from recycled plastic bottles or a thumb piano with an old teapot. The instruments are then included in song with accompanying video.
After producing 6 albums, numerous singles and a cd/songbook, Levity was inspired to create the series when his live shows garnered so many questions from children in his audiences. He realised a need to share more of his creative process, reveal the beginnings of his unusual musical ideas and encourage children to explore musical inventiveness themselves.
Three-time APRA NZ Children's Song of the Year Winner and 2018 NZ Best Children's artist, Levity is well known for his dynamic and humorous performances in schools, early-learning centres, festivals, libraries and private parties.
Levity wows audiences with new musical inventions playing instruments he makes from heaters, airbed pumps, tyre valves and anything imaginable. Mr Beet also produces music for ‘Darwin and Newts' - viewable on TV2 and Hei Hei. Levity teaches weekly about 40 kids the ukulele, guitar, songwriting and mentors young bands.
To view ‘Rub My Tummy', part one in the series, check out http://www.youtube.com/levitybeet