Vitrophone

The Vitrophone is an instrument as well as a sculpture. It consists of strangely shaped glass shards, which are tuned on tone.

Modeled to the broken pond, the shards rest on wooden legs so they can freely resonate. The Vitrophone has a bright sound, somewhat similar to a xylophone.
The arrangement in tune of the shards is not based on the regular order in instruments, but rather composed as a shape.
A special composition, written for two percussionists, is based on note sequences that forces them to move around the instruments, in opposite direction. Thus creating a choreography in sound.

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Peter Wilms and Pé Okx on Vitrofoon, GlasslaG II Eindhoven. Photo: Niek Michel
Peter Wilms and Pé Okx on Vitrofoon, GlasslaG II Eindhoven. Photo: Niek Michel
Photo: Niek Michel
Photo: Niek Michel
Peter Wilms on Vitrofoon, Glasslag I Oerol
Peter Wilms on Vitrofoon, Glasslag I Oerol
Bart de Vrees on Vitrofoon, GlasslaG I Oerol
Bart de Vrees on Vitrofoon, GlasslaG I Oerol