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Sunday, March 18, 2007
  A little Bach

Last week I got a new toy at a Car Boot Sale - it's a type of electric harmonium, I think, although it calls itself a "Rosedale Electric Chord Organ". In any event, it sounds gorgeous, and it feels so great to have an acoustic instrument in my room again!

I find the reedy organ sound so poignant, despite (or perhaps due to) the extremely loud motor that pushes the air through the reeds and the complete lack of dynamic range. I hope to use it to make a bunch of recordings of Bach preludes, among other things.

Here's the first recording I've made with it. Let me know what you think!

The Amazing Rolo - Bach, Well Tempered Clavier, Book One, Prelude 8, E flat Minor
 
Comments:
Neat! This instrument is truly digital. The notes, like transistors are either off or on, nothing in between. It fits Bach beautifully well!

GB
JF
 
This is so poignant-- it really seems to capture aspects of a person's interior life, I think.

I tried to see the videos by the way but they aren't showing up on the screen. Could be me though.

xoxoxo gwen
 
Wow this brings back few childhood memories, am 27 now but i used to play on one of these when i was aged 7 onwards as my grandad had one. not seen it since he died 15 years ago.
 
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