Rarity! - a new instrument, the glissotar!
What makes the Glissonic Wind Instruments different?
Blow on a wind, play on a string!
Glissonic is a completely new wind instrument family. The main novelty is that instead of tone holes it uses a longitudinal gap or slot on the tube of the instrument. The two sides of the slot are covered with magnetic foil which attract a magnetized ribbon on top. The ribbon is fixed on the upper end, stretched and lifted up from the lower end as a string on a violin. You can push down the ribbon anywhere, it will seal up perfectly above it, so you can produce any note in the pitch continuum. It can be played with eight fingers of the two hands or by sliding one finger up and down.
The glissonic system can be used on all kind of wind instruments: flute, whistle, clarinet, saxophone, tarogato, oboe etc. or even the cornett.
Gyula Bánkövi wrote a new piece for this instrument wiht the title The trombone player of hopelessness.