Innovation

Set of instruments for one instrumentalist
30's

This set of instruments has been used for playing at the popular village dance. The name of the dances appeared on the top of the instrument. Here the Dance "One Step".
Automatic Drum with pedal, Metallophone and Chimes
Pink and grey  "Nacrolaque" with inlaying of strass in the pattern
Bergerault private collection

 

 

 

  

Automatic Drum
30's

Designed for accordionist-singer, activated by pedals
Composed by 1 bearing Snare Drum , 1 Bass Drum, 1 Woodblock and 1 Charleston Cymbals.
Bergerault private collection

 

 

 

Xylophone stacked

Xylophone Bergerault stacked chromatic 3 Octaves A to G
30's

Black "Nacrolaque " coating with inlaying of strass in the pattern

 

 

 

Trapezoid Xylophone
30's 

Black "Nacrolaque" coating with inlaying of strass in the pattern

 

 

 

Marimba 4 Octaves
40's

Marbled grey "Nacrolaque" coating

 

 

 

Hand-made xylophone during the World War II
40's

Xylophone handmade by Albert Bergerault in1939 during his captivity at the prisoner camp of Sagan, Poland
Bergerault private collection

 

 

 

 

Automatic Drum with pedals
50's

Composed by 1Bass drum, 3 Toms, 1 Snare Drum, 1 Cymbal Charleston; 1 Double cymbals and a pair of maracas.
Lamineted- White marbled

 

 

 

 

 Vibraphone 3 Octaves C to C
50's

Plated Celluloid and marbled decoration

 

 

 

  

Vibraphone Model 820 with accordion type keyboard
60's

The disposition of the bars correspond at the right hand button keyboard of a accordion
Marbled yellow "pearly-lacquer" coating
Bergerault private collection

 

 

  

 

 

Michel Hausser's Vibraphone
60's

This instrument was especially made for Michel Hausser, the first french jazz vibraphonist.
Bergerault private collection

 

 

 

 

Musical xylo-chair
70's

This chair was designed for Gaston, a celebrity animator for one of his TV show.
Playing with mallets like a xylophone.

 

 

 

 

Dismountable Vibra-Marimba
70's

Permutable keyboard for playing marimba or vibraphone without changing the bars.
Varnish wood

 

 

 

 

Sixens handmade for Pleiades by Xenakis
80's

 
Pleiades (1979) is a work for six percussionists which is divided into four movements. Three of them explore a type of percussion (skins, keyboards, metal) and the fourth operates a mixture of stamps. Movement in metal drummers play on an instrument built to the room, SIXEN (after six xen Xenakis). As in most of his works, sound material Xenakis works on a mathematical rhythmic organization: it organizes the original chaos by methods of probability and thus treats the sound in its most absolute abstraction.