Bart Hopkin unveils the pioneering work of musical innovators like Harry Partch, Luigi Russolo and Leon Theremin. Wendy Chambers’ Car Horn Organ reveals its charms in a rousing version of “New York, New York.” A complex ensemble of glass instruments from Jean Claude Chapuis takes up where Ben Franklin left off on his Glass Harmonica. Engaging photographs and text highlight for readers the lengths to which these 37 eccentric and brilliant inventors have gone in their quests for musical innovation and beauty. The accompanying full-length CD features 18 of the most interesting musical examples of the instruments featured in the book. Introduction by Tom Waits!
An amazing boxed CD compilation featuring 37 inspired builders of new and unusual musical instruments! — Top Magazine (UK)
Gravicords, Whirlies and Pyrophones. 96 Page Book & CD Set. 73 minutes, illustrated book. References.
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