David Gowman is the kind of guy that can’t be put in a box… or If you tried, he’d probably just take it apart and build something that makes noise, and then you’d want your own box too…
He has always had a knack for creating the unexpected, and he’s as much an entertainer as he is an artist. His hand-made wooden horns, or Fuhorns as he calls them, are not only wonderful to look at, they actually work, and the sound they make is will blow your mind!
For almost 20 years, David has been making functional, playable works of art, taking branches or staves of locally harvested wood and turning them into musical horns – some small and lightweight, and some way bigger than a tuba.
He performs with these hand-made instruments in his band, The Legion Of Flying Monkeys, and he teaches free wood carving classes out of his studio in MacLean Park, Vancouver BC.
I met David a couple years ago, and we instantly bonded over our matching handlebar moustaches, and our mutual love for the absurd. He is a one-of-a-kind creative mastermind, he’s definitely one of the people I would want on my squad after the apocalypse, and he is this week’s guest on the show!
Holy Squeezus is used with permission from David Gowman – Hear more on SoundCloud!
This episode was recorded and produced on the unceded lands of the Squamish, Musqeum, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations people.
SOME RELEVANT LINKS
David Gowman on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/davidgowman
David Gowman on Instagram:https://instagram.com/david_gowman?igshid=155scnvt38ymy
David Gowman on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/david.gowman
David Gowman / Legion of Flying Monkeys on SoundCloud:https://soundcloud.com/david-gowmanhttps://soundcloud.com/legion-of-flying-monkeys
Legion of Flying Monkeys on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/legionofflyingmonkeys/
Oncle Hoonkie’s Fabulous Hornshop on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/408012926000812/?ref=share
Treesong (Fuhorn Band):http://www.bradmuirhead.com/bands
Means Of Production Artists Raw Resource Collectivehttps://moparrc.com/
EartHand Gleaners Societyhttps://earthand.com/
For more information or to join the conversation, visit thisamazingstory.com
Or send mail to host, Malcolm McMillan.
This Amazing Story on Facebook
This Amazing Story on Twitter
This Amazing Story on Instagram
"Episode 13. David Gowman – Carving Out a Niche with Handmade Horns" was produced by Malcolm McMillan for This Amazing Story. ©2020