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    Glassharmonica / Alan Alda's first lesson with Thomas Bloch


    by sombach

    The French multi-instrumentalist virtuoso Thomas Bloch (ondes Martenot, glassharmonica, cristal Baschet) plays the glassharmonica and gives his first lesson to the actor Alan Alda (the doctor in the famous "Mash") for a "Scientific American Frontiers" TV program. The first part (see video : " Glassharmonica maker / Gerhard Finkenbeiner meets Alan Alda " - ) shows the german master glassblower Gerhard Finkenbeiner (1930 - 1999) who has rediscovered and has built the Glassharmonica since the beginning of 1980's in Waltham, MA (USA) telling the story and showing to actor Alan Alda how to make it and how to make a glass explode with a sound. February 1998.

    Thomas Bloch informations :

    Other names : armonica de verre (France), Armonica de vidro, orgue de verre (France, Belgium), crystal harmonica, crystal armonica, glass organ, crystal organ, Armónica de cristal (Spain), Armonica a bicchieri (Italian), glasharmonika (Germany, Denmark, Sweden), glassharmonika (Norway), Harmonika szklana (Poland), close instruments : glass harp, glassharfe, glass harfe, harpe de verre, verrophon, verrophone, seraphim, verres musicaux, musical glasses