“Singing Daxophone” makes incredible eerie quasi-vocals out of an experimental instrument

The “daxophone” is a new acoustic instrument invented in the 80s. Its creator was a German typographer. It’s name is derived from “badger.” It sounds like an half-human, half-alien vocal. And virtuoso Kazuhisa Uchihashi has been able to coax a whole album out of it – with jaw-dropping results.

Terje Isungset makes musical instruments out of carved Arctic ice

Acoustic instruments we think of largely in wood, string, gut, metal. Terje Isungset has spent decades making music out of ice.

Peter Kirn - June 27, 2022

At Instruments series by Morphine Records, physicality and improvisation meet invention

In a world when so much seems virtual, remote, simulated, and yet oddly pre-scripted, Berlin’s Morphine Records turned in the month of October to something else. It was musical technology in raw and spontaneous form – intimate encounters, together in a room.

Peter Kirn - November 1, 2021

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