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article imageThe music of pots and pans in Toronto Special

By Romeo Marquez     Jun 24, 2011 in Entertainment
Toronto - Wind chimes or pealing bells? Neither. The sounds are from pots and pans. Yes, musicians Lucas and Maria are making beautiful music with the use of old aluminum pots and pans probably stashed from their kitchen.
To the untrained ear, they are merely sounds of a piece of wood softly hitting the edges of pots and pans.
But to Lucas and Maria, the sounds are music.
A cellist, Lucas is an experienced musician. Just like Maria.
"I collect pots and pans and make them work like singing voice," Lucas says in an interview early this week at the St. Lawrence Market on Front St. where they took a spot.
The sounds of aluminum pots and pans are incorporated into classical music just to give his concert variety, he explained.
Maria, on the other hand, sees the kitchen utensils differently too.
The sounds are music that, she says, "evokes inner peace because it is so pure".
"They sing very well," she says of them.
Lucas and Maria occupied a small area at the entrance to St. Lawrence Market. And to the surprise of many, the anteroom to the main market had beautiful acoustics that enhance the music of their pots and pans.
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