Krista Ehinger
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Playing the electric harp

Other Interests


I've been playing the harp for about 15 years. I currently play a Lyon & Healy "Silhouette," a fully electric lever harp.

I also built an electric violin as part of a music engineering course at Caltech (EE/Mu 107). It's an old project, but I still get a lot of emails about it. The construction details and some sound samples are available here.


I'm a member of the M.I.T. LineStorm Animation Consortium. Two of our short films can be seen on YouTube:

Newton's Three Laws of Motion
Newton's Law of Gravity


I enjoy swimming and I am a NAUI-certified scuba diver.