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Bowlisten: The Bass Tells Only Half The Story

Earlier this year I realized the bow used with an upright bass does not produce sound itself, that is, on its own side of the string and bow interface. I attached a contact microphone to a bow and began working with it. The following pieces are explorations of this instrument and idea. All of these mic'd bow pieces are included on the Sounds in their chronological order with the rest of the work, but I grouped them together here for easier reference.

(above picture on Flickr, and on MAKE blog)
Maybe Music event, Bynum General Store, Bynum NC - 15 March 2008
photo by Ted Johnson

An attendee at the event the second picture was taken at recorded video, and a clip of me performing on 15 March 2008 is available on Youtube.