Sunday, August 28, 2016

What is a Cristal Baschet?

The Cristal Baschet was built in 1952, by Bernard and François Baschet from France.

It is playing by rubbing glass rods with wet fingers, working like bows. The vibration of the glass is passing on to tuned blocks of Duralumin wich make the notes, then amplified by fiber and metallic cones.

Bernard Baschet died recently at 97 years old.