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.

Jul 10, 2012

Bocarina part VII : Experiments 2

Another pigment sample Chris Schuermans got on my suggestion, is « Glow in the dark » one, providing a phosphorescent effect. Here again, this is a success, and the very few nose flutes produced by mixing the pigment to other are incredible.

On daylight, some are pale apricot colored, and one is a beautiful swirled mix of that color and grey.

And during the night, after having absorbed photon energy, they glow. And their glowing id weird and awesome : the plain colour reveal swirled and differently colored patterns, and the pale orange and grey one become... green!!

[Note : the following pictures are "true". I just increased the contrast a bit, but didn't cheat on colors]

Here are the pale apricots :

And the most incredible of all this experimental batch, a pure jewel. Orange and grey the day, green and yellow at night, almost radioactive, the Yellowcake:

Thank you, Chris, thank you!!


On the same topic, you can read :

Bocarina part I : A South African Ferrari
Bocarina part II : The clay original
Bocarina part III : A player's report - by Birdy K.
Bocarina part IV : Chris Schuermans' interview
Bocarina part V : The Ones you'll never have...
Bocarina part VI : The Ancestors
Bocarina part VII : Experiments 1
Bocarina part VII : Experiments 2


Where to get a Bocarina

Brionski Ebay store
Dan Moi online shop
Grothmusic online shop

And for larger quantities, for sure :

Chris Schuermans
95 Farnham Rd. Lynnwood Manor
Pretoria, 0081 RSA (South Africa)

Cell phone no. +27 83 954 3224
Telephone no. +27 12 361 4659,

email : chris[at]schuermans[dot]org



  1. What can I say... totally incredible. Fabulous photography again, as well.

    The 'Yellowcake' has this Aztec feel to me, this gorging tongue or 'blood stream' coming from the air duct.

    I can imagine a head dress with the same effect, that would 'light up' on stage at night...! Spooky!

  2. Thank you (for your comments about my pics). Yes, they are totally crazy ... Some jewels of my collection. I agree with your "Aztec feel" remark