Today we’ve visited the exhibition of mechanical musical instruments at Bruchsal castle. Since I play keyboard instrument (like pipe organs, pianos, synthesizers and the like) and use sequencers, I’m interested in all kinds of similar devices. Actually I worked as an organ builder ages ago and helped restoring a Welte theater organ for the technoseum during those days.
Though I’ve already been at the exhibitions in Speyer and Ettlingen, the one in Bruchsal was the most impressive due to the sheer amount of different instruments. In case you get there, I can recommend one of the guided tours so you can see and hear the instruments in action.