Common household items come in handy when you want to store and organize things or prepare food.
We’re used to seeing the stuff in our house and using it for different purposes, but Andrew Huang had an a-ha moment when he realized he could create music with it.
More than two million YouTube subscribers have inspired Andrew to try and make music with whatever he had lying around his house.
Andrew Huang, Toronto-based music and video producer, is best known for playing on “improvised instruments” such as balloons, carrots and bottles.
The list goes on, because Huang sees no limits when it comes to creating music.
It’s interesting to know that this innovative young man is partially deaf, but it hasn’t stopped him from working with several different genres and instruments.
He has even rapped 300 words in a minute, which is pretty impressive.
If you’re asking yourself what would 99 red balloons sound like, Huang has a song called “99 red balloons,” and he’s played it using red balloons only—here, see for yourself. If that’s not original enough, take a look at the unicorn-shaped classical piece he’s composed in 2017. Apparently, that’s the unicorn sound!
In this video, Andrew did his whole performance at his friend’s house.
From the video description, we found out that Andrew created this whole medley at his friend’s house in the Netherlands. It’s not uncommon to feel relaxed and inspired at your friend’s place, it’s just that Andrew must have gone through all his friend’s stuff to find his musical tools—and the mere idea of doing is hilarious. In total, he’s used 28 different items. It’s hard to believe that there’s nothing else playing in the background other than his voice!
Who would have imagined that everyday objects would sound so good combined this way?
The video begins with Andrew blowing the bottle to create the whistling sound, then the image switches to drumming with shoes.
You’ll also see some pink pillow drumming.
The sound of pouring a coffee is an important addition, too. All that to play “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne. Then the song changes to “Shake It Off.” You’ll also hear “Prayer In C,” “Timber,” “Happy” and “Bang Bang.” The outcome is cheerful, moving and so catchy!
Trust us—if you didn’t know he wasn’t using regular music instruments, you would never suspect that household items were making the magic.
We never knew you could get so much musical mileage out of a balloon or a piece of lettuce!
It probably took Huang a lot of time to look for perfect sounds, and we love his creativity!
The video was created in 2014, and more than two million people have seen it so far.
If you’d like to hear more from this innovative pal, you can always tip him or show another kind of support by visiting him on the internet!
Good luck Andrew—we wish you a lot more creativity in the future and we hope you keep it up!
Videos like this one are exactly what we need while we’re trapped at home during quarantine. Who knows? Maybe we can put on a few concerts of our own…
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