Musical 'football' wins export award

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A new musical instrument for the club scene has won an award from the government.

Seventy-two new companies entered the Exporting For Growth competition, held in Bristol and run by UK Trade & Investment, the government agency that helps firms sell their goods abroad.

The winner was a hi-tech start up called NuDesine, run by four electronic engineers from Bristol who have created the musical "football".

Inventor Adam Place came up with the idea at university after growing bored with conventional keyboards to play synthesized music.

"On a keyboard, the keys are just controllers, they're not really like notes on a piano," he said.

"But with the AlphaSphere, the notes change as you press harder and harder, you really engage with the instrument, and you can perform with it."

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