A New Musical Instrument: Yaybahar

A Turkish sound engineer made all heads turn with the musical instrument he invented. Because this instrument has a strange, never heard before amazing sound. It is definitely hard to define this sound which is referred as the ‘space violin’ by some. Being an analogue instrument, it gives out digital sounds and confuses the listeners with both natural and synthetic feelings at once.

Yaybahar, invented by İstanbul based musician Görkem Şen is a string instrument in essence. Apart from the notation strings there are thick coiled strings to the frame. It produces sound with membranes and strings which are all natural materials. And the result is a hypnotizing aural experience.