What are Bot Bones?
"They were developed accidentally in June 1993 while I was chopping tone bars for a sculpture by Patrick Zentz, at the entrance to the Snake River Correctional Facility amidst the irrigated alfalfa fields that sweep down to the river north of Ontario, Oregon. A couple of short pieces fell off the table & rattled together mid-air on their way to the floor. The sounds were melodious so I snatched them up & started to play. Ultimately 6 inches seemed like the right length so I made 18 sets."
Parker went on to list every set he made including the name of each person he sent them to, adding, "I hope Scott starts manufacturing these aluminum bones for others if the demand is there for them." Two years later I finally went into production. Time will tell if a demand exists or not.
Parker Waite at Bones Fest III
Parker is pictured on the back deck of the home of Russ and Wilma Myers of Brightwood, VA in September 25, 1999. The Rhythm Bones Society was founded at Bones Fest III on that very same deck.