An Acoustic “Synthesizer”

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Imagine the avant-garde soundtrack to a sci-fi movie—created without any electronic music instruments. Istanbul-based artist Görkem Şen has created the Yabahar, which looks more like a scientific measuring instrument than anything musical. But when Sen hits, plucks and even bows the Yabahar, otherworldly sounds emerge. With no additional effects or post audio processing, even the reverb is achieved naturally through the long coils.