EXPERIMENTAL young musicians who are part of a community class of noise makers have won an award after impressing with their ability to create new sounds.

Talented instrumentalists from Colchester music club CLIP, founded in 2015 by artists Simon Keep and Frazer Merrick, entered this year’s Maker Music Festival.

The worldwide event is an online celebration of innovative and unusual musical instrument makers and sees people take part from across the globe.

The theme for this year’s competition was circuit bending, which is the art of modifying and customising preloved toys and instruments.

It sees those who dabble open up the items before bending the circuits to make “wild new sounds” by adding new connections, switches, buttons and dials.

After taking part in a series of workshops to produce their creations, Heath, Isobelle, Lucian, Rainbow and Thomas then sent videos of their glitchy sounds to judges.

They were declared the winners of the Young Music Maker category at this year’s festival.

CLIP co-founder Frazer said: “We’re always amazed at the artistic prowess of the young musicians we work with.

“The time and effort they put into modifying, customising, and documenting their creations is phenomenal – the instruments sound great.”

To find out more about CLIP visit clipsoundandmusic.uk.