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Re: Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones

Michael Peters wrote:

> 'Gravikords, Whirlies & Pyrophones'
> Lovers of crazy and experimental music, be sure to check out this CD
> sampler by Bart Hopkin, released on ellipsis arts ...
> it contains a book and CD about experimental musical instruments with 19
> example tracks and documentation, text and photos. The selections contain
> obvious candidates such as Harry Partch or Clara Rockmore (Theremin
> virtuoso), but also lots of people I hadn't known. Music from treated
> electronics, unusual synthesizers, car horn organs, glassharps, flowerpot
> marimbas, and lots more. Not only are the instruments beautifully 
> - they are being played masterfully, by truly gifted musicians. I found 
> CD extremely inspiring and I really had an hour of fun listening. It also
> made me feel like more.
> Thank God there is more! Bart Hopkin (editor of the 'experimental musical
> instruments' magazine and website) has done another one. It is called
> 'Orbitones, Spoon Harps & Bellowphones' and features a wide range of
> musicians from John Cage to Aphex Twin. Looks really promising. I'll save
> it for next weekend.
> *       Michael Peters:         mpeters@csi.com
> *       escape veloopity:               electronic guitar loop music
> *       hop - fractals in motion:       strange attractors
> *       http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Mpeters

this is one of my favorite cd's; also the cool intro (to the book) by tom
glad someone out there is into it as well.

looking forward to "orbitones, et al..."


lance g.