Tuesday, September 27, 2016

30 Days of Weird Instruments, DAY 15 -- the Stylophone

There was a point 10-20 years ago when holding a stylus pen meant you were either very important or trying very hard to appear so.

It makes sense, then, that someone thought making music with a stylus pen was a good idea. David Bowie certainly thought so when he played a Stylophone on the song Space Oddity.

Imagine one of those PDA things people once used to keep track of appointments, and then go back further to 1967, the year the Stylophone (STYLUS + XYLOPHONE) was invented by a man named Brian Jarvis. It's a small instrument that plays notes when you connect circuits by poking it with a stylus pen.

It is certainly weird and interesting, so it deserves a spot here.

Tomorrow's instrument enjoys the way the wind blows through its hair.

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