The SEGULHARPA is an electromagnetic harp i've been working on for the past year. Utilizing 13 hand woven magnetic actuators that feedback through 26 strings on the inside, the SEGULHARPA is a completely acoustic electronic instrument.
The instrument has a very characteristic tone and timbre. Controlled either via OSC(open sound control) through a USB cable, or by the capacitive touch keyboard on the front panel - so you can feel the object vibrate in your hands while playing it.
Future versions will allow any audio signal to be routed through the strings for a completely acoustic "string reverb" effect.
Building process ::
Video of early prototyping of the electromagnetic system ::
A recent workshop I organized in collaboration with Arnljótur Sigurðsson at the LúngA Festival, July 2012.
A treasure hunt of sounds, with the intent to open the ears of the participants to soundscapes surrounding them in everyday life.
In the process of discussing vibrations, math and golden ratios, ideas were materialized in the creation of soundtoys and instruments - which were built throughout the week, followed by an improvised concert.