In musical terms a Cadenza is an improvised dramatic solo performance. We thought this was a good description for this petite instrument. Cadenzas are scaled down outdoor musical instruments perfect for one player and comfortable enough for two. When played they immediately bring smiles to everyone in earshot.
Strong, weather-proof and durable, the notes are arranged as a traditional xylophone or glockenspiel with low to high notes going from left to right. There are no wires or strings as the aluminum notes are individually and securely attached to a high-density polyethylene backboard below which sits black anodized aluminum resonators offering maximum vibration with incredible resonance and durability. Each resonator is individually capped with a polyurethane rain baffle. Finally, stainless steel security fixings deter vandalism and prevent the theft or removal of the instrument.
Available as standard with aluminum notes, the Cadenza is also available on request with GRP (glassfiber reinforced plastic) notes in the color of purple heartwood. Each note material gives its own distinct sound when played.
The instrument is designed for ground installation, surface or wall mounted. Cadenza's are tuned to the C-Major pentatonic scale covering two octaves.
The Cadenza, with it's lovely curved design is perfect for exploring possibilities with melody, harmony, and rhythm.
- Suitable for ADA Accessible Projects/Parks
- Inclusive Play Equipment
- Different Note Material Options
- Multi-generational Fun
- Pentatonic Tuning - No Wrong Notes!