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Re: waterphones and other cool instruments

Actually, it IS a zither, at least in the Boston production.  The band is a
3-piece- Stick, zither, and drums.  If I remember the notes in the program
right, it's actually some sort of home-grown thing one of the guys came up
with.  I wonder how they audition people on it?


----- Original Message -----
From: pvallad1 <pvallad1@tampabay.rr.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2000 10:52 PM
Subject: Re: waterphones and other cool instruments

> I read about this group on the Stickwire mailing list.  I believe the
> in question is actually a Chapman Stick.  I have at least one buddy who
> one just for the ability to play something on it with one hand while
> knobs with the other.
> Paolo
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darcy Clark" <darcyc@engin.umich.edu>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>; <magicicada@mindspring.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 3:53 PM
> Subject: waterphones and other cool instruments
> > Speaking of interesting instruments - has anyone heard or seen the Blue
> > Man Group do their thing - I saw them in NYC recently and they had a
> > 3-piece with a zither playing getting some great sounds and quite
> > possibly using looping also. It looked like it was split into chordal
> > and lead zones. It was dark and the band was hard to see, but it
> > appeared that the zither player was setting up chordal-type sustaining
> > sounds on one zone of the instrument and playing lead-type stuff on a
> > different zone.