Glass Harmonica Duet

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Lernert and Sander are two Dutch artists that decided "working alone was getting boring." They produce and write commercials, art movies and documentaries. They made this video using a dual glass harmonica for a short using pop music.  I have to admit -- part of me wished that they were going to play Nyan Cat on such colorful cups -- ingenious way of keeping track of which glass is what note!

About the project, the artists say:

Commit and dedicate yourself to even the most stupid ideas that come to mind.We built a duo glass harp and learned to play this 18th-century music instrumentin less than 8 weeks. Instead of a classical piece or suchlike, we have chosen the classic20th-century pop song ‘No limit’ by 2unlimited — easily the worst song ever!

Link via Oriental Tiger

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Glass harp and glass harmonica are two completely different musical instruments. These musician are performing on a glass harp or sometimes called a glass organ. The glass harmonica was invented by Benjamin Franklin. It is a series of graduated crystal discs on a lathe type device that rotates. The musician wets his or hers fingers and then presses them against the spinning discs. Same tones but different process.
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