Street musician, sound sculpture artist invites Portland passers-by to make music

Posted July 25, 2012, at 9:57 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Barry Miller makes music with strangers.

Set up in the shade of a tree on a spit of sidewalk between the Portland Museum of Art and Congress Square, the street musician and sound sculpture artist invites passers-by to pick up an instrument and play along wile he toots his saxophone.

There’s a bunch of percussion instruments to choose from including various shakers, drums and even a bell made from a cast aluminum cooking pot.

Several people stop to listen as his instant band plays a jazzy groove.