Mudcat Café message #179138 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18185   Message #179138
Posted By: Chet W.
15-Feb-00 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Dreaming Never-Made Instruments
Subject: RE: BS: Dreaming Never-Made Instruments
You know there actually was (and I suppose they are around somewhere) an autoharp-like thing with a keyboard. It was called a dulceola and was notably played by the Rev. Washington Philips (recording still available) to accompany his singing. I build unusual instruments. Some work, some not too good. Not quite as far out as Mr. Spock's bicycle wheel on the Star Trek hippie episode, but I try to make things that don't sound the least bit out of place in traditional music gatherings. Got to follow that dream. I am reminded of a new-age music catalog a friend of mine gave me a few years ago. It was left behind by a girlfriend that wore a ruby in her navel. It described music with "tonescapes" with the sounds of "crystal waterfalls" in a "cathedral of light" and on and on. One of my favorites was an album called "Antarctica" with a snowy picture of a wolf on the cover. Nobody has paid attention in science class for a while now.

Chet