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Images of the Week: Retro-Futurist Instruments

The musical instruments created by Arius Blaze, and his partner Ben Houston, are retro-futurism at its best.

This isn’t solely decorative — it’s not cyberpunk window-dressing, or the musical equivalent of computer case-modding. As exemplified by the Feedback Harmonizer, created by Blaze and shown here, their work mixes homespun materials (old guitar parts, burnished wood casing, utilitarian knobs) in the development of new musical tools that require musicians to adopt from various existing performance traditions, and to contribute to new hybrid techniques.

More on the Feedback Harmonizer at, including video of it in action, and links to the above photos in much larger format.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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