Have you seen a typewriter orchestra?

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By Su Fen Tan

Have you seen a typewriter orchestra?

Meet the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, a music ensemble that has given typewriters a new lease on life by turning them into musical instruments. Some of the members have musical backgrounds, some of them don’t, but together on the typewriters of their choice they make melodious, percussive tunes that will have you foot-tapping to the beat. Take a listen here (‘Floating Holiday’ is our fave!):


You will often find casual ambience sounds in their recordings, which just adds to the charm of this unique ensemble. Learn a little more about them in this video by Great Big Story.


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