Artist: Griselda Sanderson
Album: Harpaphonics (Jan 2009)
Tags: world, experimental, instrumental, contemporary classical, folk, my gang rotw
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I'd love it if Griselda Sanderson were this year's Basquiat Strings, the Mercury Award nominated mix of classical strings, jazz and world via Transylvania. Gris Sanderson's Harpaphonics is equally as innovative and possibly goes one better with the introduction of the nyckelharpa.
Here's a nyckelharpa (click to see larger pic):
The modern chromatic nyckelharpa has 16 strings: 3 melody strings, one drone string, and 12 sympathetic vibration (or resonance) strings. It has about 37 wooden keys arranged to slide under the strings. …