The Anarchestra

Strange Musical Instruments Never Seen Before

Anarchestra introduction:

Strange Musical Instruments Never Seen Before:

The Anarchestra is an orchestra of over two hundred unique musical instruments built (with a few exceptions) by Alex Ferris (1954-) an American musician, composer, and theorist, to explore alternative timbres, tunings, and methods of playing.

The Anarchestra is set up as an interactive art installation that the public gets to play. It can be tuned all to the same key making it hard to hit the wrong notes. You don’t have to be a good musician to play it.

Anarchestra music is available at Bandcamp (free when enough people pay, they only allow x-amount of free downloads per month):

Documentary about Anarchestra including performances, interviews, and examinations of some of its instruments:

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