The cantara lyra

Why is our logo a 3,000 year-old musical instrument?

The Lyra is perhaps one of western culture’s oldest musical instruments, and is the father of the modern Zither family, which includes the Violin, Guitar, and Harp. Interestingly, the modern word lyric, as in song lyrics, is derived from the word Lyra because the two are so intertwined. Three thousand years ago the Lyra was the only technology that accompanied and enhanced storytelling and musical performances. Today technology has progressed, but the human spirit of getting lost in music, stories, and the perfect evening together is as strong as ever.
The Cantara team believes our work connects to those Lyra craftsmen who built their technology to enhance the human experience. Today, we’re as passionate about building our own large-scale instruments that exist to enrich modern life.