June 24, 2003 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Oddmusic is for anyone interested in unique, unusual, ethnic, or experimental music and instruments, according to the site. The gallery is full of strange instruments - some are beautiful, some are whimsical, and some are just silly. Many have samples to listen to, including the noisy-but-impressive Lego Harpsichord.
posted by ukamikanasi (9 comments total)
Now *that's* a Goldberg Variation ... made my day, thanks, ukamikanasi!
posted by carter at 3:03 PM on June 24, 2003

This is good... especially the gallery... and the Lego... thanks!
posted by plep at 3:05 PM on June 24, 2003

I find this instrument absolutely astounding.
posted by Ynoxas at 3:56 PM on June 24, 2003

There's a group originally from Chicago called MASS Ensemble (stands for Movement and Sonic Sculpture) that created "the worlds largest stringed instrument." They call it the Earth Harp - it was first set up by attaching strings to the front of the Field Museum in Chicago. I went to one of the performances - it's a very unique and haunting sound. (Click on "Earth Harp" on the above linked page to see and hear it, since the site uses frames.)
posted by dnash at 4:41 PM on June 24, 2003

MASS Ensemble sounds cool- reminds me of the time an artist converted an old dock building in Tacoma into a stringed instrument. I've always regretted missing that performance.
posted by ukamikanasi at 5:24 PM on June 24, 2003

But they're missing my favorite: Ellen Fullman's Long Stringed Instrument.
posted by slacy at 5:32 PM on June 24, 2003

Virtual instruments are invented by building computer graphics models of objects that would appear to create the sound of the corresponding music synthesizer track.

That's cool. I am all in favor of synesthesia in music. And I think that silly guitar is cool. In a silly way.
posted by soyjoy at 9:19 PM on June 24, 2003

"Universe of Bagpipes - A pathway for all who are enchanted by bagpipes"

This would be what, like two people?

I'll stick with a cigarbox solo any day.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:14 PM on June 24, 2003

"Universe of Bagpipes - A pathway for all who are enchanted by bagpipes"

[Helen Lovejoy] But what about the screensaver? [/Helen Lovejoy]
posted by y2karl at 9:15 PM on June 25, 2003

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