Musical repellent succeeds

"Pearl with a Girl Earring" (Dunedin artist Anna Chinn) pinpoints the source of her kazoo...
"Pearl with a Girl Earring" (Dunedin artist Anna Chinn) pinpoints the source of her kazoo repellent, Music to Repel, in the Age Concern car park in Bath St on Thursday. Photo by Emily Cannan.

What is the most horrible music instrument ever invented?

Dunedin artist "Pearl with a Girl Earring" (Anna Chinn) has turned to the kazoo in her quest to find the sound which is most repellent to people.

A kazoo orchestra spent the past month recording tracks for her project, "Music to Repel", in the Age Concern car park in Bath St.

"Classical music is usually played here to deter loiterers, but classical music can be quite likeable," Chinn said.

"In order to have a deterrent effect, music must be really ghastly. It helps if it is made by highly untrained musicians. Which is where my kazoo orchestra comes in."

Chinn was sure the recordings would prove very effective at "repelling humans from the car park".

Take on the challenge and soundcheck the pain.

"Music to Repel" is on every day in the Age Concern car park during the Fringe.



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