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There is music that sounds crystalline, then there is crystal music, played on a "glass armonica" originally designed by Benjamin Franklin. The instrument looks like several crystal disks stacked and rotated along a central core. Yatri coaxes extended meditational lines from the disks using her wet fingers (much like playing a crystal wine glass) or alcohol-soaked cotton gloves. The disks sing and wail, they sob and resonate. Harmonics then spring to life on their own. Occasionally, disks are struck with a rubber mallet, reminding me of the emptiness of Zen, the holiness of a Tibetan monastery, or the giddiness of a burbling brook. The sounds are sharp at times, but listening is an invigorating and relaxing experience. Subtle synth orchestrations (skillfully done from the classically trained Yatri, a.k.a. Kathryn Root) and bird songs provide angelic settings for this ethereal instrument. If you like the sound of the austere Tibetan bells, you will probably resonate to this album and its melodic possibilities. In a word, "heavenly."


Genre: New Age

Years Active: '90s

Yatri (Kathryn Root) has a dual music career: she plays music for meditation on the glass armonica (first invented by Benjamin Franklin) and she is a classical concert pianist who toured for ten years with the Canadian chamber music ensemble Camerata. Root has also been on the music faculty of three universities. She was introduced to the unique glass instrument by Eric Cadesky of Toronto's Glass Orchestra, and in 1989 acquired her first glass armonica. The instrument has different-sized glass...
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