Magnetovore has released a new demo video for their Magnetic Cello, featuring cellist Ben Sollee.
“In the last year, we’ve begun working with professional musicians to really test to potential of our instrument, and we’ve continued to build more instruments by hand,” notes Magnetovore’s David Levi.
The Magnetic Cello combines the playing style of the cello with magnetic articulation, a new way to control sound using the motion of magnets. Pressing along the ribbon with the left hand control pitch, and moving a magnetic bow about the copper coil changes volume.
See the Magnetovore site for details.