Innovation is a wonderful thing, especially in music. Sometimes you come across a project that is so cool and so different you have to share it.
Through Twitter (thanks to @zoecello for RT-ing the video) I came across the Experibass project by Diego Stocco. The video and process are incredible. Stocco built a new type of instrument combining the violin, viola, cello and bass on a bass body and plays it with an assortment of items to create a new kind of music.
Here is Stocco’s description of the project:
“Few weeks ago I visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, I had an idea in mind for an instrument I wanted to build. My curiosity was to hear the sound of violin, viola and cello strings amplified through the body of a double bass. I came up with a quadruple-neck experimental “something” that I thought to call Experibass.
“To play it I used cello and double bass bows, a little device I built with fishing line and hose clamps, a paintbrush, a fork, spoons, a kick drum pedal and a drum stick. I hope you’ll like it!”