Made using traditional African and Indonesian techniques coupled with academic knowledge of acoustics and construction. These instruments are strong and beautiful, they sound fantastic and continue an acoustic instrument making tradition.
Comissioned for the band Rango. See Songlines Article. The Rongo is a portable instrument, for touring, collapsed photo
Javanese gender penerus.
Bronze bars, coopered cedar of Lebanon resonators,
Javanese 5 note slendro tuning.
Democratic Republic of Congo.
Calabash resonator with single padauk bar.
African Style Concert Marimba
Calabash resonators with buzzers (mirlitons), oak frame,
Honduras rosewood bars.
3 metres long.
Chromatic tuning with double octave overtone tuning to the lower two octaves. This instrument was commissioned by percussionist Evelyn Glennie for more information click here
Group of three manza type instruments: bass manza very similar to rongo xylophone with elongated calabash resonators, standard portable 10 bar manza, and 5 note kalangba xylophone made in educational workshop.
Burma and Thailand.
Teak trough resonator frame, Honduras rosewood bars.
Seven note scale.