"Friction is the culmination of over a decade of instrument building practice and design. My predominant choice of material is metal. I am attracted to its qualities like a shiny lure that reflects light and filters sound. Each instrument can take up to three years to design and several weeks to construct. Initially I focussed on percussion and bowing, however recent instruments have employed continuos bowing mechanisms. Coming from a background of sculpture and later working as a furniture designer, gives me the freedom to imagine wild objects and the discipline to actually produce them. I was never satisfied playing a traditional instrument, yet I had a burning desire to make music. My instruments are like a riddle, which I have solved through my own means." (Rod Cooper)
in stock | AU| 2004| ROOM40 | 13.90

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