Mechanical distorters continued

After I wrote my last post, I learned about Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, a doctoral student at Sibelius Academy experimenting with all kinds of materials on harp strings. Some very nice sound samples and videos about the prepared harp can be found at her webpage.   I am particularly inspired by the use of honey spoons between... Continue Reading →

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Mechanical distorters in the kantele

This Wednesday instrument builder Jyrki Pölkki  (Soitinrakentajat AMF) came for a visit at the university to talk about musical instrument making. The thought that struck me the most was that unlike violin or piano, the kantele is not yet fixed in sound or shape, and thus it is easy to develop and introduce new features ... Continue Reading →

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