Odds & Ends
Sethwork Phil Niblock performs "Sethwork". Twenty two minutes of sustained undulating EBow. This haunting piece was the soundtrack to two simultaneously projected films. "Using an e-bow, Josel, an American living in Germany, will create a series of overlaid sustained guitar pitches, filling the hall with a rich texture of sound projected through an array of sophisticated speakers, immersing the audience in an overpowering audio illusion." Phil Niblock
What on earth is an EBow Snare? Using a pair of EBows (electromagnetic devices designed to sustain guitar strings), Gino is able to play melodic material using the metal snares of his snare drum. Different pitches can be played by stopping or stretching a snare strand with the fingers. The timbre is somewhat reminiscent of the Theremin, especially when a contact mic is used to amplify the snares. Gino Robair
Why do you use unconventional techniques? Nice picture of multiple EBows on piano.