Virtual ANS is a software simulator
of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS -
photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical
instrument created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin
from 1938 to 1958. Murzin named his invention in
honour of the composer Alexander Nikolayevich
The instrument was used by Stanislav
Kreichi, Alfred Schnittke, Edison Denisov, Sofia
Gubaidulina, Edward Artemiev and other Soviet
composers. You can hear the sound of the ANS in
Andrei Tarkovsky's movies Solaris, The Mirror,
Stalker. In 2004, the British experimental group
Coil released CoilANS, a boxed set of experimental
drone music performed on the ANS.
Virtual ANS is free.