Our MIDI concert harp, launched in 2009, is not available to buy but is instead reserved for special projects. You can explore everything that has been done thus far on Harpblog's MIDI harp project page.
Elisabeth Valletti is an instrumental figure in this harp's development. She, and her work, notably her "Harp Haikus", are largely behind the MIDI harp being awarded the QWARTZ / Max Matthews prize for technological innovation in 2011. A subsequent residency with the MIDI harp at the IRCAM and at the GRM de Radio France saw the creation of her latest album: "Sacrum 5", now out on Megadisc Classics.
"Sacrum'5" is a development of Elisabeth Valletti's interest in microcosmic sound. "Fascinated by science and its wonders", she writes, "I've always imagined what the quantum world as well as that of the microcosm inside the human body would sound like." Her first project on this theme was String Theory, part of her Orfeo Project; this was followed by 'Harp Haikus' for MIDI harp - an "imaginary recording of the multitude of sounds that fill the brain at particularly intense moments in human life".