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Instrument of the Day

Theremania

Theremania

Russian physicist Lev Sergeyevich Termen was an eccentric guy.  Known in the U.S. by his westernized name,  Léon Theremin, he invented the spooky-kooky instrument that became synonymous with horror movie scores worldwide, and is surely the instrument that best voices the spirit of Halloween. Introduced in 1920, it created a sensation when its inventor toured the […]

The Cristal Baschet

The Cristal Baschet

The Cristal Baschet is an acoustic musical instrument belonging to the friction idiophone class. The vibration of its individual elements produces tones by means of friction. At the heart of the device are metal rods are embedded in a heavy plate. To each metal rod is attached a glass rod. The glass rods are stroked […]