John Galloway welcomes a simple and accessible approach to making music
Music made simple and accessible: the SkoogThere are not many instruments that you squeeze to get a note – the accordion, the harmonium and the bagpipes spring to mind, but little else. Maybe that’s because they are difficult to play, or perhaps difficult to listen to. But now there’s a new one that overcomes both those problems. It’s called the Skoog.
This recent innovation from Scotland is a white polyurethane cube, about the size of an economy box of tea bags, that has semi-circular coloured protuberances on five sides (the sixth being the base). It is played by pressure. Press anywhere on any one of its surfaces and your energy is turned into sound – not by air but by electronics.