Seek out a better experience, upgrade to a full membership! (Learn more)
 News Pop / Rock 14/09/2015

Canadian Musician Chris Dale Trying To Save Music's Rarest Instrument

Canadian Musician Chris Dale Trying To Save Music's Rarest Instrument

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Canadian musician Chris Dale is pretty sure you've never seen or really heard a Birotron. But, that you've heard its older brother - the Mellotron at the beginning of the Beatles 'Strawberry Fields Forever'. He also believes you've heard the end of Oasis' song 'Wonderwall', where a Mellotron cello sound drones on for 8 seconds before coming to a strangulated wobbly stop.

The famous Mellotron keyboard could play pre-recorded flutes, violins or cellos on tape for 8 seconds. However it's younger brother - the Birotron, could play infinite tape loops, but went unreleased despite over 1000 orders in the mid 70's, and is considered the 'world's rarest pop/rock instrument'.

Chris Dale is hoping the public might partake in making some music history. He has one of the only two existing complete and functioning Birotrons , as well as the original master tape library. He hopes to use crowdfunding at to preserve the Birotron sounds digitally, and save the 'world's rarest instrument' from extinction.

His project includes music producer Mark Plancke, Breaking Bad Vince Gilligan's 'hologram arts' instructor Jason Sapan, and moral support from Birotron inventor Dave Biro, and Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman.

In 1976, the Birotron was coveted all by the biggest names in music and received by almost no one. It was funded by Rick Wakeman and Pepperidge Farm grandson Hank Rudkin. It's an odd but interesting piece of music history awaiting to be re-discovered.

Subscribe to our news via Email. Enter your email address:

Service handled via Google Feedburner.
Your e-mail address will not be shared with anyone

Most read news of the week
Collings Guitars Goes With D'Aaddario's NYXL Strings For Exclusive Partnership
Simple Minds' Derek Forbes Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Breakfast Club With US Tour
Seal To Release Brand-New Studio Album "7," On November 6, 2015
Nate Ruess Kicks Off Fall 2015 Tour
Common Kings Release New Single "Ain't No Stopping" & Announce Headlining Tour
Ty Dolla $ign Announces "FREE TC"
Pablo Alboran, Natalia Lafourcade, Victor Manuelle, Sofia Reyes, Sie7e, Diego Torres, And Julieta Venegas To Headline 2015 Latin Grammy Acoustic Sessions
September 15, 2015 Album Release Party International Bachata Urbano Artist Henry Vera
Syntax Creative To Curate Music Business Track At 15th Annual Flavor Fest In Tampa, FL
Singer/Musician Young Marco Returns To NYC
UMe Celebrates B.B. King's 90th Birthday With Release Of Three Classic Albums On Vinyl, Remastered Classics For Digital Including Out Of Print Crown Catalog
Marvel Music To Release Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Soundtrack On October 9, 2015
Alvin & The Chipmunks To Release New Soundtrack To Their Hit TV Series
50 Years Of Exile: The Story Of A Band In Transition - Available Now
Get Your "Glee" On With Exclusive Auction Featuring Designer Clothing From The Show's Most Cherished Moments

© 2001-2018 (S4)
about | advertise | site map
contact | privacy
Page gen. in 0.0081201 secs // 4 () queries in 0.0064654350280762 secs
Members Area
Register or login with just your e-mail address

A validation link will be sent to your e-mail. The link will expire in 15'.
Latest charts