Dozens of clear plastic tubes with flute mouthpieces fixed at their ends hung from the gourds. Smetak had influenced generations of musicians. Skip to main content. See all episodes from Hear and Now.
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By Neil Leonard Issue Add music you love and enjoy it with My Tracks. Walter Smetak msetak one of the forgotten figures of European music history.
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Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Chori Viola features a large calabash resonator, which is perched above the tuning pegs, dwarfing the main instrument body. Dozens of clear plastic tubes with flute mouthpieces fixed at their ends hung from the gourds. Cowbells were suspended from the frame. Similar programmes By genre: Levitation Praxis Pt 4. Both are seated at an electronic organ and conduct musicians who play homemade instruments creating unconventional musical sounds.
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Re-Inventing Walter Smetak
Considered an absence of sound. View the discussion thread. In he emigrated to Brazil and lost there his Western identity in an extremely inspiring manner.
Home Schedule Podcasts Composers. In the third and final gallery I found instruments that were still more strikingly original. Kate Moore Fern Performer: Included were some that Smetak named the chori family—stringed instruments played with bows and having long fingerboards and small bodies in an unconventional, lute-like design.
His career in symphonic, radio, and casino orchestras lasted about ten years and included engagements with iconic singer Carmen Miranda.
You can find more information on Leonard here. Kate Molleson unearths the unique instruments of maverick composer Walter Smetak in a concert from the MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin.
See all episodes from Hear and Now. Kate Molleson unearths the unique instruments of maverick composer Walter Smetak in a concert from this year's MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin.
Chori Sol e Lua Sun and Moon is built with two necks and two bodies joined at an angle, as if one instrument were growing out of another.
Related Content You may also like. The Mystical Instruments of Walter Smetak. The tuning pegs are set in a crank-operated disc. Skip to main content. Sound of the Week.