The Swedish Harp Bass

Swedish Harp bass

Joel Illerhag invented a new instrument that he finished in June 2019. It contains an additional 39 sympathetic strings + electromagnets that can be controlled via a midi interface.
 
The electromagnets can be controlled external via audio, midi and motion sensors.The project includes 3D-design, electronics, music and instrument-building in carbon fiber.Joel wants to be in front of a new musical expression that opens up new musical shapes and ways of thinking compositions while pursuing his original mission of the music: speaking to the hearts of people.
 

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THE SWEDISH HARP BASS

ELECTROMAGNETIC PREPARED DOUBLE BASS WITH 40 SYMPATHETIC STRINGS.

BREAKING THE SILENCE – GLASS KONCERT

 INTERACTIVE SOUNDSCULPTURE, HOLMEGAARD VÆRK(OCTOBER 2020)

ELSINORE LANTERN festival(February, 2020) 

Interactive Light sculpture

NEPHILIM ENSEMBLE

THE SCANDINAVIAN BASS-PLAYER JOEL ILLERHAG IS LEADING HIS OWN CHOIR WITH FIVE FEMALE VOICES THAT SING SONGS THAT ARE INFLUENCED BY FOLK, JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC GENRES. THEIR MUSIC IS A SEARCH FOR AN EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL DEPTH IN THE SOUND, EXPLORING NEW PATHS OF PLAYING TOGETHER.

ILLERHAG/ AUZINS

JOEL ILLERHAG (SE/DK) – BASS KARLIS AUZINS(LV/DK) – SAXES WWW.KARLISAUZINS.COM FOUNDED IN AUTUMN 2014 ILLERHAG/ AUZINS DUO IS AN ALLIANCE OF TWO MUSICALLY STRONG, LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS COMING FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS. THE MUSIC IS ABOUT CREATING AN ATMOSPHERIC SPACE WHERE THEIR STORIES CAN BE UNFOLDED.

TRIO WITH SWEDISH HARP BASS, HARDANGE FELA AND PERCUSSION

newly released discography

As a contributor/sideman

Fredrik Lundin - 5 GO ADVENTURING AGAIN

Stunt Records are releasing 5 GO ADVENTURING AGAIN ! On LP, CD and online everywhere. https://fredriklundin.com/5-go-adventuring-again

IMAGES IN REGARD OF THE CENTRAL REFERENCE SYSTEM

Release of Karlis Auzins album. Joel plays double bass.

FACELESS TALES

IS A COLLECTION OF EXPERIMENTS, IMPROVISATIONS AND MANIPULATIONS MADE FOR THE PERFORMANCE “NO TALE NO HEAD”. COMMISIONED BY CLICK FESTIVAL 2019, THE PERFORMANCE COLLECTIVE ‘MANA:GROUP’ WAS PUT TOGETHER WITH HOT GILLS AND BASSIST JOEL ILLERHAG TO CREATE A PERFORMANCE DURING THE FESTIVAL, CENTERED AROUND THE THEME NECROPOLITICS. NECROPOLITICS IS THE POLITICS CONCERNING DEATH, OR RATHER, THE USE OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL POWER TO DICTATE HOW SOME PEOPLE MAY LIVE AND HOW SOME MUST DIE. POLITICS THAT CAUSE SOME TO BE BOTH FACELESS AND TALELESS.

Contact

TEL: (+45) 50523164

Email: info@joelillerhag.com