Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Viola Organista  There was once a sketch by this guy named Leo. That sketch came to life recently and...

Viola Organista 

There was once a sketch by this guy named Leo. That sketch came to life recently and it sounds pretty damn incredible.

Wiki: 
The viola organista was an experimental musical instrument invented by Leonardo da Vinci. It was the first bowed keyboard instrument (of which any record has survived) ever to be devised

In 2004, a modern reconstruction of the viola organista by Akio Obuchi was used in a concert in Genoa, Italy.

In 2013, Slawomir Zubrzycki constructed and performed on his own viola organista at the Academy of Music in Kraków 

ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_organista

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