From cold war to flame war (was: Re: Time to chime re: tube synth

Martin Czech martin.czech at
Tue Nov 2 09:07:16 CET 1999

:::An artist friend of mine who was going through a Leonardo da Vinci phase asked
:::me if I ever considered building a musical machine made of wooden cogs, one that
:::could be driven by wind or water.  I thought he was insane for asking me that,
:::but now I think it's pretty funny.
:::Hey,how about a steam driven modular?

There are steam organs, and the bigger church organs had always "special effects",
like bells, animal voices, etc. There were even models for speech generation, strange
sounding, of course.


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