Electric Glass Contrabass

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picture by Zdravko Dimov

The original idea belongs to Svilen Ivanov, he needed something to hang his strings on and he liked the glass door of a cupboard. The design was inspired by a lonely useless piece of glass in Delyan Manev’s workshop for windows. The body was made there, then the strings from an original contrabass and two guitar pickups with the other electronic were added and quietly it began to produce sounds. The wooden neck and legs were made by Andrei Ivanov. By means of a powerfull guitar processor the real sound of the instrument was to be heard. In the performance Empty Set we used this processor, conncted to a midi foot controler and a computer with a patch written in pure data. This set made it possible for Svilen to  apply simultaneously effects on the audio signal and the video projection.



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