Music


Building a bigger harp   Recently updated !

By fixing 1,000-foot strings to mountain peaks, arches, the tops of skyscrapers, canyon walls or the interior of the Kennedy Center, installation artist William Close turns any architectural or natural environment into a totally unique instrument.

Also see the PBS article.


Would Bach have liked this?

I think Johannn Sebastian would have loved the fact that his music is still being enjoyed more than 250 years after his death. The ethereal sound of the glass organ lends itself very well to this timeless masterpiece.


Can you type 120 beats per minute?

The Typewriter by American composer Leroy Anderson features an actual typewriter as a percussion instrument. And why not?

Since nobody uses typewriters to type anymore, we might as well recycle them as musical instruments.

Watch for other concerts featuring rotary telephones, CRT televisions and VHS recorders…


Building a better keyboard

Are you still using an old fashioned piano keyboard with only one row of keys?

This guy claims his 4-row “Janko” keyboard is a lot easier to play. Actually, there is a 5-row version that is even more ergonomic.