« Swan, Red & Green from Gewa Nasenflöte. I also used to play a plastic Human-a-tone, but I broke it ». Now, he also owns a Bocarina™ : « This is great! Has amazing low and mids! ».
« I just played at the Moers Festival in Germany, in May with a trio called I Don't Hear Nothin' But The Blues - primarily as a drummer, but I also play nose flute in the trio, as well. I used my Swan nose flute. No one could figure out what I was playing and some thought the red nose flute was blood streaming from my nose- which is really really cool and hilarious.
I frequently use the nose flute to reach feedback level pitches and to create microtonal pitch modulations. I used play a lot of slide flute, but I find the nose whistle - specifically the Swan - to be a more natural extension of my voice, but with greater range in the upper register. »
Indeed, Mike's playing is as "free" (Free Jazz?) as the music he performs, and with very rhythmic usage. Here is a video with Mick Barr at the tar, in which you can
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