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These “Mechanics” Make Amazing Music With Tools, Sandpaper, Bottles And A Balloon. But Can I Please
November 23, 2012
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Okay, this is a pretty incredible musical performance: the members of French artistic troupe Zic Zazou play a piece from Bizet's opera 'Carmen' using sandpaper, handmade instruments, tools, a few beer bottles, some pots and pans, and yes, a balloon.

A couple of questions come to mind: first of all, how many years did it take them to get this good at playing random objects like they're instruments?

Quite a while, as it turns out. The troupe has been together since 1987. The guys in the video above are the same nine people who started out making music and performance art together all those years ago.

To find out more about them, you can check out the Zic Zazou website right here (it's in French, but there are lots of pictures if you're not fluent).

And another, more important question: those outfits? The garage where they're performing? Why aren't they fixing my car?!?

The Bizet performance was recorded for the French TV show 'La Grande Battle,' in which people competed to create the most innovative, clever cover of a classical composition.

Zic Zazou won the whole thing.

Other entrants include Joanda, who interpreted a piece by Verdi using only traditional Mediterranean instruments, Whiskybaba, who dressed up like weird circus performers and turned Mozart's 'A Little Night Music' into a wonky polka, and crooner Tony Vitti, who adapted Beethoven's 'Ode To Joy' into a jazz tune.

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