Rockenspiel is an original GSM lithophone style instrument Spanning one octave, the Rockenspiel is an original GSM lithophone style instrument. The idea for the Rockenspiel came when UCLan students visited Aphrodite’s Rock in Paphos, and after examining the sonic qualities of the stones scattered along the beach, decided to build their own unique instrument.
The Bouzouki is a long necked Greek mandolin, with four pairs of strings. The Bouzouki is a long necked Greek mandolin, with four pairs of strings. Its large and rounded resonant chamber provides it with a great tonal depth, and its octave strings serve only to enhance its distinctive character and timbre. The GSM Bouzouki […]
The Santuri is a dulcimer instrument struck with two small hammers The Santuri is a dulcimer instrument struck with two small hammers, and boasts an incredibly rich sonic texture. We’ve mapped the Santuri in such a way that it allows for a more accurate representation of how the instrument is physically played, encouraging natural percussive […]
Percussion instrument contains three distinctive and characterful drums; the Davul, the Darbuka and the Bendir The GSM Cyprus Percussion instrument contains three distinctive and characterful drums; the Davul, the Darbuka and the Bendir, in one digital file. Complete with various types of drum hits and articulations, such as rim hits, palm hits and beater hits […]
GSM develop a unique percussive digital instrument, with surprising melodic qualities, that is able to evoke themes of modern electronic music akin to that of popular artists such as Flume and Bonobo, whilst still maintaining an inherently natural sound. Whilst visiting Paphos in the south of Cyprus, the Global Sound Movement team attempted something new, […]
The GSM team decided to take a trip up to one such park, and then work our way down on foot, following the river to the Kalidonia waterfalls, and recording our journey as we went. Troodos is a large mountain range located in the centre of Cyprus, and is home to a vast stretch of […]
Famagusta our first destination has a tender touch, as it was here where the first Turkish invasion of 1974 took place. Famagusta is a city on the east coast of Cyprus, it is the capital of the Gazimagusa District of Northern Cyprus and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. Our first destination has a […]
Global Sound Movement were lucky enough to be invited to spend an evening with a group of local musicians at the Eastern Mediterranean University, where we were then allowed to sample a few of their traditional instruments. During our time in Famagusta, the Global Sound Movement were lucky enough to be invited to spend an […]