My mate Joshua Herbst recently shared this video with me of the first ever “fluid” piano invented by Geoff Smith.
The completely acoustic piano allows the musician to tune every string by a whole tone either during the performance or before hand in order to set up particular microtonal scales.
The fluid piano sounds beautiful, reminiscent of sitar, but with a deeper tone quality. I can’t wait to hear more from this ingenious instrument.
Here’s the original article from the Guardian:
Introducing the ‘fluid piano’