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21 Ways of Looking at Things

Last modified 3-11-2011

Price: $14.00 - Item: 420

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Sound Instruments Designed by Bart Hopkin

Audio CD with 4-page booklet. Published by Experimental Musical Instruments, 2007. (EMI item #420)

This is the newer of two audio CDs featuring instruments made by EMI's founder, Bart Hopkin. The other, Instrumentarium Hopkinis, is more familiarly musical in terms of melody, harmony, rhythm, grooves. This one is more textural, soundscape-ish, atmospheric. It contains 21 pieces featuring dozens of instruments of diverse types ranging from unusual to scarcely imaginable, including gurgle flutes, plosives, flex short strings, steady-on-stainless, mild steel, string-on-tine, trillium harp, stroked zither, formant changer, and many more. Those names won't mean much to you if you haven't yet heard the instruments, so let me just say that they're fresh and surprising and flavorful throughout, with moods ranging from sweet to obnoxious. You can hear several audio samples below.

Also available: Instrumentarium Hopkinis, audio CD by Bart Hopkin, $14. Or get both: Instrumentarium Hopkinis and 21 Ways, $24

Excerpt from Mild Steel & Cube:
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Excerpt from Trillium Harp & Flex Short Strings:
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Excerpt from Mvet-like Thing & Venusian Voices:
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Excerpt from Trombone Bell:
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Price: $14.00 - Item: 420

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