A Glass Armonica [sic]? Listen.

Benjamin Franklin was not only a stateman but an inventor.  One of the things he came up with was a musical instrument he called the “glass armonica.”  (Yes, it’s “armonica.”  I didn’t misspell that.)

Click the image to for a quick lecture and a listen.

Via the Toronto Star

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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