Sarah Nicolls on the Inside-Out Piano, built by Clavins.
The Tromba Marina.
Medieval stringed instrument with a special wooden bridge; it vibrates against the body, creating a bad horn sound. But we think it works well and admire the simplicity of the bridge mechanism.
The Art of Noises by Luigi Russolo, 1913.
The Itallian Futurist manifesto "argues that the human ear has become accustomed to the speed, energy, and noise of the urban industrial soundscape; furthermore, this new sonic palette requires a new approach to musical instrumentation and composition." He made large boxed machines with huge horns and his performances were largely detested. What a pioneer! I love his theory too! Sometimes using a different logic is the most creative asset we have.