"What if there were a musical instrument in the shape of a wheel? And what if this wheel had strings for spokes, could spin, and when played, would sound like the wind?" Instrument maker Cris Forster answered his own question by building the Chrysalis. The wheel can be spun in either direction. Does it sound like the wind? Links below will lead you to a sound sample, so that you can decide.
- Rubber-band banjos and a java jive bass
projects and activities on the science of music and sound
- Chrysalis Foundation
Cris Forster's experimental instruments and music
Cris Forster at Oddmusic
- Genesis of a music
Harry Partch's extraordinary instruments
microtonal music ensemble; includes link to Harry Partch Instrumentarium
- New Sounds
radio program dedicated to avant-garde music
Last updated by Ginger L. on March 21, 2011
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