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The Stylophone Orchestra Hits the Stage Once Again

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Why use one Stylophone when you can use many? In fact, why use any other instruments at all? A revolutionary idea, I know…..

But not for Dr Leah Kardos, musician, project Leader of the Visconti Studio and Senior Lecturer in Music at Kingston University.

She’s the brains behind ‘The Stylophone Orchestra’ a unique ensemble comprised of University students, staff, and members of the general public.

To generate their layers of sound, they use the full range of stylophone instruments including the S1, Gen X-1, S2 and 350s, (augmented with some Korg Volca syths, a Suzuki Omnichord, vocal synthesiser and Moog Theremin.

If you’re reading this blog post hot off the virtual press, then you might have time to catch them live this Saturday (6th July) at Kingston’s historic Marketplace. They’re playing a rare show as part of the International Youth Arts Festival.

It’s totally free and they’re on stage at 12:30pm.

Click this link for details, maps and directions:  ‘The Stylophone Orchestra’ Live in Kingston

You can also check out, and follow, their Facebook for more details of future events:  Stylophone Orchestra Facebook Page

The Kingston gig is not the first live outing for The Stylophone Orchestra’.

They formed in January played their debut show at the Stanley Picker Gallery a few months ago. Here are some of the highlights:

Why use one Stylophone when you can use many?

In fact, why use any other instruments at all?

A revolutionary idea, I know…..

But not for Dr Leah Kardos, musician, project Leader of the Visconti Studio and Senior Lecturer in Music at Kingston University.

She’s the brains behind ‘The Stylophone Orchestra’ a unique ensemble comprised of University students, staff, and members of the general public.

To generate their layers of sound, they use the full range of stylophone instruments including the S1, Gen X-1, S2 and 350s, (augmented with some Korg Volca syths, a Suzuki Omnichord, vocal synthesiser and Moog Theremin.

If you’re reading this blog post hot off the virtual press, then you might have time to catch them live this Saturday (6th July) at Kingston’s historic Marketplace. They’re playing a rare show as part of the International Youth Arts Festival.

It’s totally free and they’re on stage at 12:30pm.

Click this link for details, maps and directions:  ‘The Stylophone Orchestra’ Live in Kingston

You can also check out, and follow, their Facebook for more details of future events:  Stylophone Orchestra Facebook Page

The Kingston gig is not the first live outing for The Stylophone Orchestra’.

They formed in January played their debut show at the Stanley Picker Gallery a few months ago. Here are some of the highlights:

What’s fascinating about Leah Kardos is that she likes to set challenging limits on her music, for instance using a solo piano, using only spam email text as lyrics or, in this case, using mainly stylophones.

Anyway, we’ll keep an eye on the Orchestra and let you know of any future videos and events.

Oh, if you’ve not yet got a GEN X-1, our portable analogue synthesizer, you can – and probably should – order one from our shop here:

ORDER GEN X-1 HERE

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