The Swedish Harp Bass

Joel Illerhag is building a new instrument that will be 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.

 
 

About

Joel Illerhag is a student at the Advanced Post Graduate Diploma project(solistlinjen) at the Rythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.
 
He is working at a project called The Electromagnetically-Prepared Double bass with 39 sympathetic strings(with the new name “The Swedish Harp Bass”)
 
 
The aim of this project is to produce acoustic sound from a musical instrument without loudspeakers using electromagnets.
 
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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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.

 

New member of the Catch collective

 – Center for art and tech

 

NEWS

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.

Today Stunt Records are releasing 5 GO ADVENTURING AGAIN ! On LP, CD and online everywhere.

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