Viola da Gamba 2014
Welcome at the site of Ruby Gamba! Due to a hack I have to rebuild the site. This may take a week or 2 (come back about April 14, 2015)
Thanks for your patience!
Comments by players
Jenny Eriksson: It has arrived! The sound is so so much better then I ever imagined. It is so beautifully made and so easy to play
It felt like Christmas this morning. Jay Elfenbein: endless sonic possibilities |
Tony Overwater: it is magic |
Victor Penniman: Awesome tool, man |
Jean-Baptiste Collinet: My Heavy Metal Axe |
Fahmi Alqhai: My tool for Hendrix and Van-Halen |
Wieland Kuijken: it's not for me, but it will probably mark the future of viol playing...
The secret of bowing is the terrible expression of a continuous pluck, an extended moment that subconsciously reminds us of the original pain. It hurts, and thus urges us to heal the moment by imagining the bow and the string to be a vocal tract. The bowing aimes for the voice that breaks the nocturnal silence into a soothing song. Our ears sharpen and we awaken to our noblest feelings: lonesome but not abandoned, together but uprooted, scratched but pristine.
Viol Players on the move
Many young viol players are on the move, from viol playing as it was understood for decades to viol playing as modern society requires... that is: players are adapting to new emerging markets, and new musical styles. Viol players are great adapters for their instrument asks them to impersonate styles, attitudes, techniques and conceptualizations from many different cultural movements, from now and from the past.
Our instrument enhances the possibilities of young players greatly, so choosing the Ruby Gamba may be decisive in the development of modern professionalism. See you at the exhibitions in Asfeld, France, Utrecht, Netherlands, Meylan, France, Greenwich UK and Boston (2013)