That new instrument really has a wide range of definitely mysterious ‘intonations’.
I hear a violin or mandolin mixed with a harp and some sort of ’90s sound synthetic sound effects. Absolutely brilliant!
The Yaybahar is a new acoustic instrument designed by Istanbul-based musician Görkem Şen. It emits sounds right out of a retro sci-fi movie. This is kind of remarkable considering there isn’t a bit of electricity involved.
The Yaybahar can be played in a variety of different ways using mallets or with a bow. It relies on a combination of two drum-like membranes, long springs, and a tall fretted neck to create music.
Like any instrument, it’s capable of producing sounds that run the gamut from “beautiful music” to “noise.”
Give it a try… It’s worth it!