This is what happens when you try and play techno on a Baroque harpsichord

3 October 2016, 13:22

techno harpsichord

All it takes is a propulsive rhythm, some repeated notes and a scratchy noise on the harpsichord stringsā€¦

This snippet of a video demonstrates that the harpsichord is so versatile an instrument that it can even handle the sonic requirements of dance music.

Well, if you scratch the strings and use a bit of improvised percussion, that is:

Zlatko Pavlinic and Jeremija Bundalo are the two musicians behind this rehearsal room jape from the Korkyra Baroque Festival, and we heartily salute their efforts to broaden the the appeal of the instrument.

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