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 an unique listening experience with an hypnotic surround sound that is reminiscent of ice crackling in a lake on a quiet night or the slightly hypnotic and faint sound of electricity pinging through a power station. Görkem Şen has created this performance without any additional effects and with no post audio processing. It’s a remarkable feat and it’s not every day that you get the encounter a brand new instrument, the Yaybahar, with an utterly unique sound.
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