MidkiffBRONZE Member
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Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
i wonder how many people it would take to make music with fire poi? he maori people used to do it from what i hear i would like to attempt this or see and hear it done

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NathanielEveristSILVER Member
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315 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
It'd be hard because Fire Poi don't make that much noise. They make that whooshing noise, so I suppose it'd be possible to create a basic rhythm with a few people, which would be cool.

The Poi the maori used are different from modern Poi.

liquidtrancei dream in circles...
336 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
what about making a special set of Firepoi for just that purpose? like a monkeyfist set with a core designed to make a noise like the traditional maori kind, maybe a hollow metal core with something inside to make noise on impact?

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georgemcBRONZE Member
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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
ummmm, guys, the Maori didn't use Fire Poi other than as a weapon to set fire to a Pa. The closest thing I've seen to a "musical poi" is the Australian Aborigine bullroarer. I guess with a "chorus" of bullroarer's of different sizes/shapes you could make some kind of music by altering the spinning speed.

But as for a fire version of a bull-roarer or Fire Poi to make music, I suspect that the action of the air on the flame might block the hole for the sound if it was around the core anyway.

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astonSILVER Member
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Location: South Africa


Posted:
Boleadoras? If that is what I am thinking of at least....

South American thing where you hit the ground with it to make a rhythm.

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meshunderlayBRONZE Member
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Location: Hicksville, New York, USA


Posted:
Georgemc, Aston, merge ideas!

Get on it!

georgemcBRONZE Member
Sitting down facing forward . . .
2,387 posts
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand


Posted:
no - stick with a hole in it attached to a string. whirl it around your head and it makes a noise.

At HoP HQ we were playing with "music poi" but couldn't get anything reliable - and that was non-fire. I am pretty sure a fire version would be even more no-go unless someone comes up with an approach no-one imagined before.

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Taniyastranger
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Posted:
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MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA


Posted:
well anyone think they could make any of these different concepts?

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ecaBRONZE Member
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA


Posted:
You could do a bullroarer with fire on the ends, or boleadoras with these at the ends.

Since you're talking about getting a group of people to do this, you could have some people with Fire Poi, some with the fire bullroarers, and some with the fire boleadoras working together.

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