Music: New Instruments

Pipers who desire, in these times, to be paid by those who dance, vie with one another to find new pipes.

In Milan, one Lino Pagani has invented a new instrument—the mandolinarpa, strange Siamongrelute. From a mandolin neck bulges the warped body of a baby harp, edged with scrolls.

On radios has rung the chiming voice of the swinging harp, from which one Captain C. H. Longbottom beguiles a sound like a fluid bell.

In Paris, Futurist composers have written parts for new instruments, equipped their orchestras with droners, groaners, gobblers, ululators, strideurs, éclateurs,...

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