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Papilio – with a name derived from the resemblance of its elegant shape to that of the Butterfly, the Papilio is a tubular bell type metallophone constructed using notes of anodised aluminium tubes, suspended by stainless steel cables and supported by a stainless steel frame.
Tuned in the Key of C-Major, the pentatonic nature of the instrument means there are no wrong notes and any combination of sounds is pleasant.
The tonal range is from Middle C to C7 spanning 3 octaves. The Papilio can easily be played by 4 players, spanning over 2.4m or 8ft.
Posted by Susanna on 24th Nov 2015
Though I am not in the position to try these instruments out, I think that it is is a fantastic means of bringing people back to grass roots, and also getting them physically involved.
It is a pity that it is quite impossible to acquire them, due to the British Pound/South-African Rand exchange rate.