It’s an automatic acoustic harp created by instrument creator Henry Dagg on a grant from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. It was originally designed as an interactive sound-sculpture for the gardens of Cecil Sharp House. It eventually went beyond that vision as it ultimately ended up in Bjork’s Biophilia showcase (see the video below).
The Sharpsichord is totally made of stainless steel and designed to allow a musician to compose his or her own music by screwing a ‘pin’ into the surface of a perforated cylinder at the position required for each note to be played. Each of the 11,520 holes is threaded to accept a 3mm threaded pin kept in a tray under the cylinder.
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