Yaybahar - An Acoustic Instrument Like No Other

Posted at March 14th, 2016 | by Supreet.cheema | in

New music is created every minute but what about new musical instruments? Well, that only happens once in a long long time. But it surely happens. For instance, Turkish sound designer and music composer Görkem Şen has constructed an acoustic instrument named Yaybahar using wood and metal. The sound of the instrument is absolutely brilliant and it the instrument itself looks like a vintage playground equipment. It is composed of fretted strings, drum skins and coiled springs.

The instrument as described in Gorkem Sen’s bio “The Yaybahar is an electric-free, totally acoustic instrument designed by Gorkem Sen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in a unique listening experience with an hypnotic surround sound.”

Check out the creator and the instrument come to play in the following video.

You can also listen to some compositions created by Gorkem using Yaybahar here:

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