© Underdog Heavy Industries 1969-2011
Music means a lot to us at Outer Space Playgrounds, which has led us to develop
many different musical instruments suitable for play areas. Despite the
challenges of building tuned devices which can withstand the ravages of the
British climate and those of over-enthusiastic children we think that it has been
worth the effort.
Our instruments often take the form of striking sculptural, decorative
installations so they provide visual attractiveness whilst intelligent choices about
which notes to choose ensure that it is easy to get harmonious, resonant sound
without having any musical aptitude.
However, for those who have some musical training it is possible to play tuneful melodies using these devices.
We build xylophones, lamella-phones, tongue drums, boo-bams, batphones, gongs, tongue pianos, chimes,
cymbals, scrapers and shakers. The list grows ever longer as we evolve new instruments in response to the
demands of our clients. The majority of
these can be tuned, and those that have a
series of notes can be arranged into
octaves complete with sharps if required.
If your institution has a music specialism
then we are the people to talk to about
the development of your new sound