What to Get Me for Christmas: The Eigenharp

The Eigenharp is a silly looking instrument, resembling an odd combination of bassoon, synthesizer and guitar. The Eigenharp’s strange configuration looks straight out of a scifi movie, and creator John Lambert claims the instrument is the future of electronic music. The Eignenharp has 120 keys, each with 360 degrees of mobility, a pipe the user can blow into and a processor 1000x faster than MIDI. Sadly, the instrument looks more fun to think about than to listen to – every demo I have watched on Youtube looks cheesy as hell (link.) With a starting price of over $4,000 Eigenharp will most likely not come to a band lineup near you anytime soon, but if you want a best friend for life, buy me one.