A message from Toshio Iwai
Tenori-On - A Musical Instrument For A New Age
I want to handle both light and sound simultaneously and pleasantly, as we play music or draw pictures.
This is the theme I have been working on for a long time. Pursuing this idea further i have with Yamaha, been developing Tenori-On with particular attention being given to, the beauty of the light and sounds, the ease of performance, and as a musical instrument for the future, the design and the quality of the product as a whole.
In days gone by, a musical instrument had to have a beauty , of shape as well as of sound, and had to fit the player almost organically. All of these elements were once considered indispensable. Modern electronic instruments don't have this inevitable relationship between the shape, the sound, and the player.
What I have done is to try to bring these, once indispensable, elements and build them into a true musical instrument for the digital age. Tenori-On
Toshio Iwai - Creator of the Tenori-On
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