Aural Tradition

Aural Tradition


AURAL TRADITION is a library created by Kirsten Evans, for Swedish composer Jon Ekstrand. Together we designed the GUI and decided on which effects would be great to use to manipulate the sounds of the instrument!

This textural library was recorded using my homemade contact microphone. The textures are produced using a handmade bow, crafted from a stick found on the ground!
I sampled a Nyckelharpa for the instrument. The resonating strings are tuned to create an individualistic tone.

The name for the instrument stems from the traditional use of the Nyckelharpa in folk music in Sweden, and other countries.

Descriptions for each of the controls can be found in the help section of the Kontakt window.


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A traditional Nyckelharpa recorded with a customized contact mic delivered in a highly-customizable Kontakt GUI.

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