But (just curious) could one make a double-treadle version?
Saturday September 30th 2017, 9:36 pm
Filed under: Life,Music

A completely random delightful stumbling-across while reading something else: an instrument that is “a hybrid of elements from a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba” –and, they missed this part, a spinning wheel. That is totally a single-treadle spinning wheel’s mechanism.

A Polish man studied Leonardo Da Vinci’s dream of a horsehair-stringed treadled keyboarded new thing and spent three years studying and trying and failing and succeeding and at last turning it into reality. And then he got to demonstrate what had never before been. It looks a little bit folksy and sounds a whole lot of gorgeous–wow did he succeed.

Have a little concert. I so hope he records albums on this.

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Hauntingly beautiful! What an amazing instrument, and yes the mechanism a spinning wheel.

Sue O

Comment by sue o 10.02.17 @ 2:59 am

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