Aluminophone, Microtonal Aluminum Tubes

Aluminophone, Microtonal Aluminum Tubes

(Aluminaphone, Aluminophone de Emilio, Microtonal Tubaphone, Tube A Phone, Tubaphono, Tubaphone, Tubophone, Tubaphon, Tubuscampanophon)

Mfg. by Emil Richards

Type of tubaphone that is tuned microtonally. Arranged as shown or one long set.

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  • Listen for the ghostly glissandi of the aluminophone in this excerpt from The Karate Kid (1984) by Bill Conti.

  • From The Last Starfighter (1984), composed by Craig Safan. Listen for high-pitched, metallic glissandi.

  • A quick sweep of the aluminaphone in 101 Dalmatians (1996) by Michael Kamen brings in a unique flavor.

Please note: these are just examples, as playing technique and mallet/stick choices often have a great effect on the timbre.

These sound excerpts, to the best of our knowledge (unless otherwise noted), include this actual instrument from our collection. To hear the instrument yourself, or to let us know of any errors, please contact us.