Very cool and strange instrument, it's hypnotic

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.

What you hear in this performance is captured in realtime without any additional effects and with no post audio processing.

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+4 1. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

Love the sound this instrument is making, the guy lives in a beautiful place too, with a breathtaking view...taken and uplifted on a "dark" day by this video :O <3...Thanks to the submitter..

http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/turkish-musician-gorkem-shows-how-to-play-the-yaybahar.html
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+3 2. duvly commented 6 years ago

The view is hypnotic.:)
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+1 3. kubeek5 commented 6 years ago

Very similar to how they made the blaster sounds in the original star wars.
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+3 4. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago

With this contraption he could have gotten rich in the early days of cinema. That beats a theremin by a long shot!
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+1 5. torbengb commented 6 years ago

At 4:25 he starts playing a classical melody. I recognize it but can't put a name to it. Vivaldi? Chopin? No wait, it's Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

Thanks for the link, #1! It's a pity that Snotr mostly lacks a source reference.
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+2 6. Judge-Jake commented 6 years ago

Instrument parts from an old piano $34
Room to accommodate said instrument $1735
View Priceless
Odd thing It's the wrong way round why would you stand with your back to that view?
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+1 7. celestus87 commented 6 years ago

So, when is George Lucas hiring this guy? :|
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+1 8. Kenuty commented 6 years ago

Look at the clouds move behind him
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0 9. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

#8 I did..in fact that's exactly what I did to make sure the view wasn't just an image.