The secret of bowing is the terrible expression of a continuous pluck, an extended moment that subconsciously reminds us of the raptorial ripping of soul tissue. 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 wail. Our ears sharpen and we awaken to our noblest feelings: lonesome but not abandoned, together but uprooted, scratched but pristine.
Comments by players
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...
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)