BOOKS, CDs AND SAMPLE LIBRARIES
Listed here are materials that have been published by Bart Hopkin and Experimental Musical Instruments going back many years. Many of these are still in print and available, but some are not. For most of the listed items you can get more detail by clicking the title. For those that are still in print, you may also click the “available from” link.
Experimental Musical Instruments quarterly journal. The journal is no longer active and back issues are no longer available their original format in print. However, the first book listed below, Sound Inventions, is a collection of selected articles from the journal. In addition, you can access all of the back issues online. To search within the back issues for particular articles or topics, click here.
Making Musical Instruments with Kids: 67 Easy Projects for Adults Working with Children (book with audio CD) by Bart Hopkin. Available from Amazon or See Sharp Press.
Air Columns and Tone Holes: Principles for Wind Instrument Design by Bart Hopkin. Available from Tai Hei Shakuhachi.
Nice Noise: Preparations and Modifications for Guitar (book with audio samples available online) by Bart Hopkin and Yuri Landman. Available from Hypercussion.
Making Lamellphones: Instruments of the Kalimba and Mbira Families, and Contemporary Variants (book with audio samples available online) by Bart Hopkin and Richard Selman. Out of print.
Making Marimbas and Other Bar Percussion Instruments (book with audio CD) by Bart Hopkin and Carl Dean with Christopher Banta. Out of print.
Funny Noises for the Connoisseur (book with audio CD) by Bart Hopkin with Ray Brunelle and Vincent Nicastro. Out of print.
Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones (book with audio CD) by Bart Hopkin with audio tracks from many artists. Out of print.
Orbitones, Spoonharps & Bellowphones, by Bart Hopkin with audio tracks from many artists. Out of print.
Wind Chimes: Design and Construction (book with audio CD) by Bart Hopkin. Out of print.
Getting a Bigger Sound: Pickups and Microphones for Your Musical Instrument by Bart Hopkin. Out of print.
Making Simple Musical Instruments: A Melodious Collection of Strings, Winds, Drums and More by Bart Hopkin. Out of print.
The EMI Wall Chart (wall poster). Out of print.
Hopkin Instrumentarium: Lamellaphones. This collection contains the complete set of of six lamellaphones libraries from the Hopkin Instrumentarium that SoundIron has released, including Tines & Echoes, WoodenTines, RattleTines, Rumba Boxes, U, and Miago Trod. Available from Soundiron. (These collections can also be purchased individually, as listed below).
From the Pages of Experimental Musical Instruments: Early Years (audio CD), selections from the first seven years of the Experimental Musical Instruments annual audio cassette series. Out of print.
From the Pages of Experimental Musical Instruments: Later Years (audio CD), selections from the last seven years of the Experimental Musical Instruments annual audio cassette series. Out of print.
Experimental Musical Instruments Complete Back Issues on CD-ROM. Out of print, but the same material is now online at https://archive.org/details/emi_archive/.
Instrumentarium Hopkinis (audio CD), music by Bart Hopkin. Out of print.
21 Ways of Looking at Things (audio CD), music by Bart Hopkin. Out of print.