Mudcat Café message #540388 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38436   Message #540388
Posted By: GUEST,
02-Sep-01 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: A Kindness: Picture of an Aeolian Harp??
Subject: RE: A Kindness: Picture of an Aeolian Harp??
Hi Peter! (Hi Susan, thanks for the hint!) The most simple way of building an aeolian harp I'd consider to make one from old tins. No woodworking knowledges no special tools are needed. See

Built a harp (140cm x 40cm x 8cm) from birch-plywood (5mm) for experimenting purposes in the last weeks- and found it GOOD sounding! Used Nylon strings for generating the tones and metal ones for prolonged sounding/ mixing of tones. You can use every house/ cupboard etc. made of wood for transforming it to a good resonator. Just fix a metal thread/ string under tension to the wooden wall - and hear. Aeoliastically Uli