Friday, 3 December 2010

Ethereal

A musical interlude today.  There is a musical instrument which, more than any other, produces some of the most strange and beautiful sounds.  It has a technical name assigned to it, which comes from the Greek; the hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica. It is better known as a Glass Harp or Glass Harmonica.
As a kid, I was often told off for dampening a finger and running it around the rim of mum's best glassware to produce a sound, but if I'd had one of these instruments, I could have made a much better noise.  Just listen to this:
And this:
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