This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Jun 30, 2012

A cannibal hands-free holder

If you play the nose flute, you probably met someone one day who told you that you looked like Hannibal Lecter with such a device on your nose. Indeed, the Silent of the Lambs hero should be a kind of iconic model for any noseflutist.

IanReentrant, ukulelist and Phil Doleman's music partner in The Re-entrants, wanted to mock at his friend who recently bought a Bocarina and just published a video with it. On that purpose, he made the following video (and also this other one:) :



Great idea! Yes, I had the same :) [following the idea we had here] Pfff! Once again, the rug was pulled from under my feet, like with the "Noseless nose flute"! I had ordered a Hannibal Lecter's mask some weeks ago (there are witnesses!) but had no time yet to make a video with it. I bow down, Ian, you were the first.



The fact is that the mask is a very easy and comfortable nose flute holder, yet very elegant, and it helps much the communication with children.

11 comments:

  1. Antoine, I am sorry: how does this horrific mask help in 'communicating with children'? Myself, I am from the Jaws generation, which put me off swimming for a great number of years... I can only hope that this was said tongue-in-cheek...;-)

    Also, I don't find it a bit elegant at all! Last but not least, it is not meant to be comfortable...!!!! You must be doing something wrong here...;-)

    What I do agree with, is that it does help in putting the instrument across in a more theatrical and 'professional' way. Try Darth Vader's mask as well...!

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  2. >>>how does this horrific mask help in 'communicating with children'?

    well, it was just french non-sense humour. For sure children are terrified when seing that! Idem for my statement anout elegance. Absurd french humour.

    A.

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    1. Well, if needed I will say publicly and freely to anyone who wants to know that you are the proud owner of this disgusting mask and were planning to do a video. quite a while before your colleague did that. I should try the mask also. I would add a fancy hat though.

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    2. Hahaha! a fancy hat would be great! :)

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    3. In that case: how about making a band?! Diva, Heidi & Ian, possibly Maikel as well.... Now, about the playlist: stone age metal or sweet pop songs? I am actually thinking of Beatles meet Slipknot, what do you think?

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  3. I love absurd humour (Louis de Funes is still one of my favourites!), as long as I can be sure it is humour...!;-)

    But seriously, the bocarina is a great flute for masks like this: it fits easily because it is way flatter than the swan logo nose flute and it still produces a professional sound when played handsfree.

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  4. In this case, the Bocarina fits marvelously : the nose cap just insert in the nose of the mask, so when on the face, the things doesn't move.

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  5. In that case: how about making a band?! Diva, Heidi & Ian, possibly Maikel as well.... Now, about the playlist: stone age metal or sweet pop songs? I am actually thinking of Beatles meet Slipknot, what do you think?

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  6. Hahahah!! a horde of cannibals! I think we should play the contrast : the music should be some Mickey Mouse fanclub main title

    (but, yes, Carmina Burana would work fine, shot in video at night while going down the path to an holiday camp, each one with an axe, a machette and or a chainsaw...)

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  7. The nask looks like it could work as a chastity belt as well...
    Bocarina

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    1. Yes, but my nose looks like a nose! :)

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