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synths in museum

Post by stalla » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:54 pm

Hi, I was in Berlin last week end, and I visited its museum of musical instruments. Here are a few pics to share. :D (sorry for the bad quality - iphone camera...)
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Post by stalla » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:57 pm

stalla wrote:Hi, I was in Berlin last week end, and I visited its museum of musical instruments. Here are a few pics to share
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Re: synths in museum

Post by rhino » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:47 pm

cool pictures! thanks!

the keyboard with the multiple rows of keys; is that one of Henry Cowel's designs ?
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Post by Spleg » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:59 pm

Were you allowed to play them? It seems like such a waste to have all those rare and awesome keyboards locked up in a museum where they can't be touched. :(

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Post by stalla » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:19 pm

Unfortunately, It was forbiden to touch them, and I couldn't stay for a long time in the museum.
I'm not sure about the multi rows keyboard the name is "something"-cron I think. My german really sucks. I'll be more specific next time (I should go back to the museum, since my sister is now living in Berlin).
The museum is mostly dedicated to the instruments of the past (tons of clavichords, from17th to the 19th, organs, strings, winds, all wonderfull...) I should have make more photos but I was carring my 3 month son, wich doesn't like keyboards as much as his father at the moment (I'm working on that)...

Btw, I'm interested of other museums of this kind in the world to visit ! (I went to the Horniman in London wich is a wonderful museum too)
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Post by Blue Monster 65 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:45 pm

How cool! Thanks for sharing the photos.

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Post by Clavier » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:47 pm

rhino wrote:cool pictures! thanks!

the keyboard with the multiple rows of keys; is that one of Henry Cowel's designs ?
I thought it was once called the Jango piano.
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Post by cornutt » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:09 pm

Is it a microtonal instrument of some sort?
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Post by Micke » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:17 pm

If you mean the instrument in the last pic it's a Mixtur-Trautonium.
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Post by stalla » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:53 pm

Micke wrote:If you mean the instrument in the last pic it's a Mixtur-Trautonium.
I think it's a replica. I should have made more photos for the other "avant-garde" instruments...
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Post by crystalmsc » Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:33 am

thank you for sharing those pics, the synths looks so well preserved.
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