Ken Butler is an artist and a musician whose hybrid musical instruments, performances and other works explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, and sounds in the intersection of art and music. Butler is internationally recognized as an innovator of experimental musical instruments created from diverse materials including tools, sports equipment and household objects. The idea of bricolage, using essentially whatever is “at hand”, is at the center of his artistic work. Duchampian Dada meets Hybrid Hindu Hendrix, as function and form collide in an environment of hyperactive hardware. Butler blends Indian, Mid-Eastern and Flamenco influences with jazz, all held together by an open, edgy “downtown” improv aesthetic.