LIBRARY PROGRAMS

We use cool musical instruments made from reused materials to teach important lessons on Sound, Science and the Environment. Our programs explore how musical instruments work, and emphasize the amazing variety of instruments used around the world. BTT has performed for many libraries over the years, offering performances, workshops, programs for all ages and more. 

Looking for a larger scale event for your library? Check out our Concerts & Events page for additional programs and performances that may work for your special event!

If your library is based in New Jersey, you may receive funding from Clean Communities of New Jersey. Email us for more info!

LIBRARY BASH!

Our most popular show, combining music, science and sustainability. Fun tunes and amazing instrument demonstrations built from trash. Perfect for all ages. 

  • A library-friendly adaptation of our most popular school program - the BTT Introductory Show, Sustainable Sounds

  • Fun and educational for the entire family, from toddlers to grandparents!

  • Everyone is engaged throughout the show, which focuses on the environment, science and music.

  • Fun tunes and amazing instrument demonstrations built from trash.

  • A unique mix of education and entertainment.

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  • Solo show $625 (for audiences up to 75)

  • Duo show $975 (for audience size up to 125)

  • Trio - See our Family Bash Program!

Families, children of all ages.

TRASH TO TECHNO

The ultimate combination of low and high tech. Found-object sound sources (trash) are sampled, manipulated and transformed through science and technology into danceable beats. Along the way we’ll address issues of sustainability and plastic pollution, acoustics, and music production.

 

Audiences will learn how studios work with sound to create sound effects, as well as how DJs layer sounds to create electronic dance music. Fun demos, audience participation, and available image projections make this an unforgettable presentation!

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  • $1275 for audience size up to approx. 125 (with two musicians)

  • For audience size up to approx. 300 (with three musicians), email us!

Children in middle school, families, festivals, larger events

LIBRARY BASH! ADD-ON INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP

A wonderful 45 minute, hands-on instrument building program that can follow many of our library programs.

 

These musical instrument-building workshops are a great way for children to touch, feel and experiment with vibrations and sound. Kids build and refine a variety of invented instruments, with assistance from the  musician.

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  • $200 per approx. 25 children. Includes materials

Children ages 3 and up

BOOM BUCKETS... AROUND THE WORLD (by Hector Morales)

This 100% hands-on program is designed to engage students of all abilities and musical backgrounds from the get-go in the art of bucket drumming! Participants will not only have a blast transforming everyday objects like buckets and garbage cans into great sounding drums but will also have the opportunity to experience with their peers the power of ensemble playing!

 

Along this journey participants will play different styles of pop and world music as well as develop essential aural and reading music notation skills.

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  • Email us for pricing!

Children ages 3 and up

STORY-TIME SHOWS 

Our solo performers travel to libraries throughout the NYC metropolitan region working with small groups of very young children and their adults to learn about sound, play some simple musical instruments, and discover how to turn their favorite story book into a musical performance.

 

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  • $625

Children ages 2-5

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Our adult and senior programs are designed specifically for more mature audiences.  The programs contain healthy doses of science, sustainability and music, but delivered in such a way that fascinates and captivates adult audiences. This show is all about musical instruments, how they work, and the science behind them.  For something different, consider “Spasm Bands, Spike Jones and BTT: Homemade Instruments in Pop Culture”.  In this unique performance/lecture we trace the amazing history of homemade instruments and how they helped to invent Jazz, invaded radio and Hollywood, and came to fame on early television.

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  • $625

Adults and Seniors.

PERCUSSIVE PROGRAMS

  • GLOBAL PERCUSSION BASH Focusing on the amazing World of percussion 

  • LATIN AMERICAN PERCUSSION BASH Rhythm instruments from Central and South America

 

  • ORCHESTRAL PERCUSSION BASH Meet the real instruments - - and our homemade versions

  • JAPANESE TAIKO DRUMS BASH Powerful drumming from Japan

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  • Email us for pricing!

All ages.

EARTH DAY - GREEN SHOW

A special set of instruments for Earth Day and other Green Programs. ADD-ON INSTRUMENT BUILDING WORKSHOP available with this program. Kids walk away with a cool instrument, connecting the science of sound to their own creation!

Some shows may be subject to availability and/or travel fee.

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  • Email us for pricing!

All ages.

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