the glass harmonica

holy crap. look at this guy and his glass harmonica invented by my historical homeboy benjamin franklin. they say that this thing is the first synthesizer and i think that they are right. there's a bowl of water to keep your fingers wet and everything.



this lady is rad as well. she's taking the glass harmonica to the people. here's what she writes.....

The instrument, an invention of Benjamin Franklin, was quickly banned after its inception. It was said to provoke insanity. The unique harmonics have also been said to import therapeutic powers
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2 comments:

Lady J said...

Insanity? Hmm. I doubt that.

Thank you for posting David. So beautiful. I'm so curious as to what it feels like to play it. I want to touch!

Meghan said...

Hey, wondering if you've ever heard of the sea organ in Croatia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbVUMB1_ip8