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In all other cases you should see a musical instrument, a musical interface, a sound sculpture making music, a weird musical instrument, an odd musical instrument, an experimental musical instrument.

You can also find information about builders of musical instruments or artists using some of the strangest musical instruments you can find on earth. Just browse this pages to find some of the novelty instruments and get some inspiration to make your own musical instruments or sound machines and let me know.

Optophonic Piano
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The Optophonic Piano was not only a musical instrument but projected also colourfull patterns on a wall.

The music and images were made by shining a bright light through some turning painted glass disks. The keyboard controlled what disk and filters were used for the projection and the sound. The sound itself was created by picking up the filtered light with photo-electric cells which in their turn controlled an oscillator.


The classic view of the Optophonic Piano
Russia
Russia
55
55
Wladimir Baranoff-Rossiné
Wladimir Baranoff-Rossiné
(1888-1944) Russian avant-garde artist.
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The classic view of the Optophonic Piano