The Yaybahar: A New Acoustic Instrument Which Sounds Just Like An Electronic Synth

Turkish musician Görkem Şen has invented a pretty unique instrument that combines strings and drums. he calls it a Yaybahar. This new instrument emits music right out of a retro sci-fi movie, a remarkable feature considering there isn’t a bit of electricity involved. It can be played in a variety of different ways using mallets or with a bow. Vibrations from the strings are delivered to two drums via coiled springs. Have a listen to the wide variety of sounds and music performed on the instrument in the video below.

Via The Creators Project

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