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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A New Instrument 8 Years in the Making


With all the insane advancements in technology, be it with cell phones talking to you and giving you directions, televisions with High Definition pictures that take you into the movie, or whatever else, it’s all fascinating. But I never thought I’d see the day when one long stringed instrument that looks like a futuristic sitar would be the coalescence of a numerous amount of musical instruments (and I’m not just talking string instruments either).

The Eigenharp can produce the sounds of, just to name a few, the clarinet (by blowing into a mouth piece located at the top of the instrument), a synthesizer (by pressing down on the fret board) and even the drums.

According to BBC News official site, this new invention has been coined ''the most revolutionary new musical instrument of the last 60 years'' and has been 8 years in the making. The Eigenharp was created by musician and software engineer David Stillito and to see this new technology in action, take a look at a video of it on BBC News’ official site. Photobucket The Eigenharp is available for purchase now, but it isn’t cheap. The going rate is about $5,000. For more information check out - Jessica Cole Currently Listening to: “Why Says” by John Mayer   This content is solely the property of The Athens Blur Magazine and may not be re-produced without expressed written consent. The Athens Blur Magazine is an 8 issue/year music & variety publication proud to be based in the Classic City of Athens, Ga. For more information, please contact

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