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

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

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