Bill Milbrodt is a composer and creator of the "Car Music Project", a band that plays music on instruments made from car parts. The instruments have names like "exhaustaphone", "tank bass", "doorimba", "tube flute", and "percarsion". The band plays music that is written by Milbrodt and also does improvising in which the written music is played by some members of the band while other members improvise, sometimes several at one time.
Milbrodt won an Emmy Award in New York City for a 1991 musical score he composed electronically for a short avant-garde video called "American Venus". He made his living mainly as a composer of music for commercial purposes, and as a sound designer, and did occasional performances for the Car Music Project. In 2005 he formed an ensemble called "The Car Music Project", with regular members/sidemen, for the purpose of performing on a regular basis.