Rare musical ensemble plays in Binghamton

By Kevin Clark

February 15, 2014 Updated Feb 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A rare ensemble was in Binghamton Saturday to promote vintage musical instruments.

Eric Ross brought his avant ensemble to the Southern Tier as part of Techworks' "Music from the future."

The public got the chance to listen to moog synthesizers and guitars.

Many of the newer instuments on display were invented in the 1960s and were used by bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys.

The biggest act of the day was the theramin, an instrument musicians played without even touching it.

The performers hoped the audience would appreciate the history of technology in the Southern Tier by experiencing these rare instuments.

"Music can be many things. It's not just traditional sort of things," said Eric Ross, ensemble leader. "It's something that maybe they've never heard before and make them think about what music can be and what it expresses."

Organizers said they expected nearly 100 people at the event.

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