The GSM team had been looking forward to seeing this instrument played, this was an instrument that we really wanted to capture on this trip. Traditionally invented in Iran, Kuwait, Syria the instrument had travelled a long way from the middle east until it got to the destination of Turkey/Cyprus. We had spent a long […]
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, […]