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Meet The Revolutionary Musical Instrument - The Meteorphonium

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Meet The Revolutionary Musical Instrument - The Meteorphonium

Meet The Revolutionary Musical Instrument - The Meteorphonium Following its debut in Tasmania at the beginning of the month, the James Boag Meteorphonium will be presented in Flemington this weekend to create the first 'Symphony of the Melbourne Cup Carnival'. The revolutionary instrument takes its inspiration from the environment to self-play a stunning, ever-changing symphony. In a rapidly changing environment, this musical instrument may turn to be dramatic.

How Does It Work?

The James Boag Meteorphonium converts live weather data into complex layered music; it then takes to refine natural ingredients from the rugged Tasmanian wilderness into its premium products. The Meteorphonium has been tweaked to incorporate sounds of Flemington, which will combine useful information such as light, wind speed and temperature. The instrument is designed by BAFTA award winning engineer Nick Ryan. The Meteorphonium is 1.7 meters i diameter, it features nine bronze singing bowls and central tongue drum that will react to meteorological readings.

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