Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The Sound of Wine

If you are looking for a Christmas present for the wine lover in your life then this is perfect!

Tony King, an Australian musician, composer and wine aficionado, has created music made exclusively from wine-related objects.

You can listen to his album Sound of Wine online and read his story. I've tried it and I really like it. He uses crystal glasses, corks, barrels and even his own breath as he blows into wine bottles to create incredible music that can sound like a pipe organ, Celtic whistles, or a Pan flute. It's even been described as sounding like birds and whales, and in some cases, seems like a full orchestra.

However one wishes to depict it, the music is a sound unlike anything else. It's dreamy, it's toe-tapping, it's catchy. Although it's not classical music per se, it has been the most popular music on Australia's leading classical music station.

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