Saturday, March 07, 2015

Haunting strings and springs and membranes

It's not often that I hear music that really moves me. In this case, it's not so much the music as the sound this Yaybahar instrument makes.

The vibrations from the strings on the vertical stalk are transmitted via coiled springs to frame drums. The vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs.

1 comment:

Retro Blog said...

Fascinating! Initially sounded exactly like someone skipping a rock across a frozen lake.