Early Synesthesic Instruments

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I have come across many sound to vision related instrumentations throughout my research into video synthesizers, many of which predate video synth's by a century or more. Instead of including many of these items here, I attempt to focus on the relevant topic. However, a few quick notes are in order:

-1916: The "Piano Optophonique" created by the Russian Futurist painter Vladimir Baranoff Rossiné, which is still at the French national museum of modern art in Paris, but not shown to the public
The piano used painted glass discs, which rotated as light passed through them. 




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