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Re: waterphones and other cool instruments

At least during 1998-1999, Tom Shad was playing Chapman Stick with the
NYC Blue Man Group. I haven't corresponded with him recently, and don't
know if there's also a zither involved, but there was a Stick in NYC. :)

Steve Burnett

 On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, pvallad1

> 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.

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