Saturday, January 17, 2009

Francisco and the cosmic beam


  1. wow. impressive how he could create a whole orchestration alone. nice discovery. is he still around ?

  2. I saw Francisco play in LA a few times in the 70's. i don't know what happened to him. I was looking him up when i found this. Craig Huxley used a like instrument in the first star trek movie and i guess took out a patent on the design. He called his the blaster beam. i think though someone in Santa Barbara, neither of the two actually invented it.
    Ivor Derreg has his own albeit smaller instrument that also involved many long strings, stretched along a 4x4 post.